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Memorial Day celebrates those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
PBS ^ | May 23rd, 2014

Posted on 05/24/2014 11:07:52 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles

"Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11 and honors living veterans."


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Memorial Day was originally created in 1868 to honor Union soldiers who died while fighting in the Civil War. Because of this, Southern states did not observe Memorial Day until after World War I, when the holiday was expanded to include all soldiers killed in all wars. Originally called “Decoration Day,” because of the tradition of decorating the graves of the war dead, Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11 and honors living
1 posted on 05/24/2014 11:07:52 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Holidays that honor the US military.
(More than I thought!)
http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/military-holidays.html


2 posted on 05/24/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
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3 posted on 05/24/2014 11:47:45 AM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Aye.

Memorial Day is for the fallen, and only for the fallen.

Veterans Day is for all who served, living and decesed.

Armed Forces Day is for those who are currently serving.

The distinction is lost on most people and even on those who should know better.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 11:55:28 AM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
All this weekend, the History channel is showing WWII in HD. For all those kids and adults in this country who never learned their history of why we fight for the Constitution, our Freedom and Liberty, THIS is the program they should be watching, instead of frivolous outdoor activities that have no connection to the real meaning of honoring those fallen soldiers of wars past.

I remember at the age of 11 watching my first Victory At Sea program on TV in the 50s, about the war in WWII. It left a very strong impression on me, and I admired so the brave men and women who fought in this war, their sacrifice and the families they loved. May I suggest to you FReepers that you introduce your kids and and young adults to what it is was all about in the history of the various battles of WWII.
Sit these folks down and watch it with them. The commie corpse education they are/have been receiving tells them nothing of the truth. Here's an learning opportunity this weekend to set the truth straight.

5 posted on 05/24/2014 12:03:32 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Jack Hydrazine; Reagan√úberAlles
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6 posted on 05/24/2014 12:05:44 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Jack:
Thanks for the site.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 12:15:23 PM PDT by encm(ss)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

8 posted on 05/24/2014 12:20:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: encm(ss)

:)


9 posted on 05/24/2014 12:27:45 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I guess that mac daddy will not be able to attend, it’s his day to visit the bath house.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 1:13:10 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Just viewed the June 6 D-Day presentation now showing in IMAX. Well done, perfect for all ages I would think,— good graphics and sketches that help to humanize the event. Even Tom Brokejaw as moderator was acceptable. It is only 45 minutes, but worth the entry fee. All stayed to view even the credits. Go see it.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 1:15:46 PM PDT by whistleduck
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To: lightman

You are, for course, 100% correct..99.9% don’t know the difference. However, as far more are interested in the day for shopping, or the beach, or a BBQ..I’d submit that ANY type of remembrance, of reflection, is better than none at all..


12 posted on 05/24/2014 2:16:27 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

The ultimate sacrifice FOR this beloved country, should include those that died for the independence of this nation.

From Concord and Lexington and Bunker Hill, they are the vanguard, of which we, those of us in the military who fell after them, up to and including today, set them as the model and example, of defenders of Freedom.

The resolute free man, standing with both musket and steel, in the face of a tyrannical government who regarded him as nothing more than chattel, determined to die for an idea foreign to most of the world, and still an abstract in many Congressional minds, today.

The idea had to be placed in the crucible, again, in 1812, since ‘the regals’ didn’t get it, the first time.

The Civil War, or other titles, has too many premises, and abstracts, for me to include the Southern States, on Memorial Day, for the 1860-1865 timeframe only.

The Mexican War, 1846 - 1848, was an American participation, and can be included.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 2:24:12 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: SandRat

The point in my post is that Memorial Day is only for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 3:15:37 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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