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Remember the Fallen, and Their Cause

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 5/26/2019 4:11:20 AM

It’s easy to think of Memorial Day as just another patriotic summer holiday. Along with Independence Day, Memorial Day is a reason to fly the flag, fire up the grill, and remember those who have fought for our country. But unlike Veterans Day, which honors all those who have worn the uniform, Memorial Day pays tribute specifically to the fallen. That’s an important distinction, but there’s another distinction that Memorial Day doesn’t make: the reason our soldiers died. Memorial Day honors the sacrifice, in other words, but not the causes that inspired people to die for their country. The United States does not commemorate the end of specific wars. In 1954,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork 5/26/2019 5:41:19 AM (No. 84416)
As I recall, the true origin of Memorial Day began in April 1865 when the Southern Ladies of Columbus Georgia decided to decorate with flowers the graves of not only the Southern soldiers but the Northern ones as well.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HotRod 5/26/2019 8:54:46 AM (No. 84518)
I am reminded of the poem ''Tommy" which had great relevance to me in the late 1960s. Here is the last verse: ''You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all: We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational. Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace. For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! " But it's " Saviour of 'is country " when the guns begin to shoot; An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please; An 'Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Wary American 5/26/2019 3:01:50 PM (No. 84705)
Thanks to the National Education ASSociation, and "higher education", most do not even understand and do not care about this day- except it is a 'holiday'. God bless our fallen and what is remaining of the USA.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: panther361 5/26/2019 4:07:03 PM (No. 84746)
Memorial Day weekend is always rough time for me. I see the faces of my buddies who will forever be frozen in time as teenagers. They never got to see the rest. Very damn sad indeed.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: RenoVet68 5/26/2019 7:09:41 PM (No. 84830)
Louie, you made the ultimate sacrifice defending Freedom. I regret that you didn't have a chance at life; to marry, to experience the joy of holding your child, to grow comfortably old in years and wisdom. I will always remember your friendship and generosity and your willingness to share them. You were too good a friend not to be remembered. Rest in Peace, my friend. (Louie was KIA Sep '68 in the Vietnam highlands)
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