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What Memorial Day really means

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by Patricia, May 30, 2004.

  1. Patricia

    Patricia Wild at heart Millennium Member CLM

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    Just got back from the grocery store. Memorial Day sales are everywhere. Red, white, and blue cakes, flowers, you name it. My little guy asked me what Memorial Day is for. I told him that it is to honor all those that lost their lives serving this country. This being the Veteran's Forum, I thought it would be nice if we all offered up a moment of silence and respect in honor of all those fallen. God bless them all.

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  2. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    Patricia, here is the "Official" word...

    Here is a link to "Taps"... http://www.remember.gov/moment/files/taps_withdrum.au

    I hope it works...

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  3. Patricia

    Patricia Wild at heart Millennium Member CLM

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    That's beautiful Russ. I'll read it to my son. :)
     
  4. WYO.Kid

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    I'm with ya Russ!!

    Something we all need to do.

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  5. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    when i was but a wee lad, i was in the national guard, and we used to do the local military funerals. even then, at seventeen, there was something about the experience that moved me. we fired a pretty ragged volley, and our bugler played a trumpet, and missed a note occasionally, but i thought it was grand. i have learned to appreciate the efforts of these people even more as the years go by. unlike today's honor guards, we were burying veterans of the spanish american war, the malay uprising, and the first world war. i am, today, honored to have been able to do that.