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Memorial Day

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-05-2009

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Per Wikpedia, the free encyclopedia, comeS the following excerpt. General John A. Logan issued an proclamation on May 5, 1868 that a Decoration Day be observed nationwide:

General Orders number 11, Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters !. The 30th day of May, 1868 is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country……

…If other eyes grow dull and other hinds slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us.

   Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains, and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledge to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon the Nation’s gratitude—the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.

You might like to go to Wikipedia.org and read all of the proclamation. Many wars and many soldiers, sailors and airmen have given their life for our freedom. I hope all of you will join me this weekend in honoring those who paid the supreme sacrifice for our freedom. Let us pray for those who today, fight in foriegn lands and guard our country’s border and shores, and allow us to sleep peacefully at night as they stand their watch. GOD BLESS AMERICA…..

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Memorial Day is very dear to me. Many American have lost their lives fighting for Americans and people all over the world to keep us free. Sometimes it seems that we take that holiday to lightly. Anyway, I felt led to make that post showing the very first Memorial Day celebration. Thank you for you visiting our site.

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