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Memorial Day Commemorated At Arlington National Cemetery
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Barbeques, Flags, Freedom, Family And Memorial Day

 

Memorial Day is here!  Memorial Day originated after the Civil War, in remembrance of fallen soldiers.  It was once referred to as Decoration Day and is always celebrated on the last Monday in May.

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Memorial Day: A Solemn Rememberance Of Those Who Have Fallen

I woke up this morning to read several Facebook messages thanking service members and prior service members for their time spent defending our country.  While we appreciate the thanks (and the thought), I wanted to remind you why we celebrate Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day Has Special Meaning To Me – by Debbie Ray

Fifteen men were killed when the bomb carried by the kamikaze exploded in the engine room.

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I’m Puttin’ Up The Flag, One Man’s Reasons Why [VIDEO]

A man reflects on why he's puttin' up the flag, and the freedom it symbolizes.

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Soldiers Surprise Their Loved Ones Compilation [VIDEO]

I never get tired of watching these:  a video compilation of soldiers surprising their loved ones.

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Fundraiser On For Purple Heart Bricks

On today's date, August 7, 1782, Gen. George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers wounded or killed while serving with the U. S. Military. 

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Memorial Day Weekend: Two Family Reunions And A Boat Ride

I had a great three-day weekend over the Memorial Day holiday:  it started, as it should, with one of my families:  the Vietnam Veterans of America's Memorial Day Ceremony at the Lafayette Fire Department's Training Facility on N. Dugas Road

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Tropical Storm Beryl Leaves Many Without Power on Memorial Day Weekend

While many Americans were enjoying the leisurely activities associated with Memorial Day weekend, there were thousands in Florida and Georgia who experienced the harshness of Tropical Storm Beryl.

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Who Are You Remembering today?

Hopefully, you're taking some time today to remember those who have served, those who are currently serving our country, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life

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Memorial Day: Not What It Used To Be

Memorial Day in America has changed through the years.

As I sit here this morning (Monday, May 28, 2012, 7:12am), I think about how and why Memorial Day has changed through the years. 

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God Hears

I woke up this beautiful Sunday morning, put on gospel music (Elvis of course), and just thought of all my blessings on this long Memorial Day Weekend.  I hope you take time to reflect on how wonderful your life is and if it's not, know you have the p

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Favorite Songs ‘At the Camp’ [PLAYLIST]

It's the same sun, same earth, why does it look so much better 'at the camp?' It's because that's the place where you can set your worries aside, make some memories, and let your hair down. And nothing sets the mo

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