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Old 05-22-2015, 07:51 AM   #1
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Happy Memorial Day Weekend !!

Memorial Day , originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed it on May 5, 1868.

It used to be a very popular holiday that was commemorated by everyone. But lately, it has been ignored by too many U.S. citizens who are the beneficiaries of those brave Americans who have paid the supreme sacrifice. To re-educate and remind Americans about the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” was passed by Congress in 2000. It asks that, at 3:00 P.M. on Memorial Day/Monday, all Americans stop and pause for a moment of remembrance and respect. Other ways to observe Memorial Day include visiting military cemeteries, placing flags or flowers on the graves of our veterans, visiting memorials, flying the flag at half-staff until noon, or flying the POW/MIA flag.

If you can’t do any of these things, at least realize the reason why we are off of school/work on Monday… To honor the bravery, patriotism, and love of country of the more than 1.5 Million Americans who have given their lives in battle so that we might enjoy the fruits of freedom and liberty.

Happy Memorial Day!

I'd like to extend a HUGE Thank You to all the military veterans (past, present & future) who protect the freedoms we enjoy (and take for granted) everyday..

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Old 05-22-2015, 08:19 AM   #2
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Great post. It's always good to be reminded of the real reason we have a 3 day weekend. Not even to mention the real reason we have our freedom today. I also would like to thank everyone who has ever served our country!

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Old 05-22-2015, 08:33 AM   #3
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Right on Eric!
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:46 AM   #4
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I am a member of our VFW Rifle squad. On Memorial Day we will perform our ceremony at twelve different cemeteries with the High School Band playing our national anthem, with our flags and firing squad as well as our bugler.

Last week I sold Poppies at our local supermarket and was astonished at the generosity of ordinary people. I took in well over $100.00 an hour. Sometimes folks were waiting in line to donate. Donations ranged from a few cents from children to forty or fifty dollars from some adults.

Patriotism is not dead!

PS. All donations go to Veteran causes. None to overhead.
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A time to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate price so today I still speak and type in ENGLISH. I render a Most Solemn Hand Salute to those who made the contract for "up to and including my life" and gave their life for us. May they all be resting in peace.
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