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Memorial Day – 2020

In May 1868, General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Union veterans’ group known as the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a decree that May 30 should become a nationwide day of commemoration for the more than 620,000 … Continue reading

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The Path of a Warrior – Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, as Decoration Day, when … Continue reading

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The Wall – Lest We Forget

Memorial Day will be upon us soon.  As we enjoy our time with family, friends and former comrades, let us pause and remember those who gave the last great act of devotion so many years ago. A little history most … Continue reading

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The Final Inspection

The Final Inspection The soldier stood and faced his God Which must always come to pass He hoped his shoes were shining Just as brightly as his brass “Step foward now you soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have … Continue reading

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The Original Memorial Day

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 I. 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 … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day – 2010

“At countless funerals and memorial services for those who lost their lives in the service of our country, I hear the question, ‘Why is such a good young person taken from us in the prime of life?’ Plato, the Greek … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – 2009

Today my family and I attended the Memorial Day Parade in DeWitt, MI.  The parade in DeWitt is true “small town Americana,” with the VFW and the American Legion, some fire trucks and the high school marching band.  Although we … Continue reading

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