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Memorial Day

Memorial Day isn't only a day to party and eat hotdogs and potato salad. Memorial Day is a day to honor the war dead, also. It's a day of remembrance, of meditation of all who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.

May 30, 1868 was the official date given by the commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, General John Logan. On this day the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers were honored at the Arlington National Cemetery.

On May, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson, made Waterloo, N.Y. the official birthplace for Memorial Day.

I rented The Thin Red Line, Patton, Tora! Tora! Tora! and The Longest Day. Watch these movies so you can see what price Americans paid in blood, for America and its people.


And here are two of my patriotic web pages, in honor
To our men and women in uniform, past, present and future.
Memorial Day D-Day.

American Revolution
American Civil
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War
Iraq War

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae 1872-1918

Happy and Safe Memorial Day wishes from!
Playgirl and the 2 toy poodles, Mickey and Jewely
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