Remembering on Memorial Day

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The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. ~Minot J. Savage Our present day Memorial Day which began as Decoration Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor the soldiers who died in that war (over 600,000 men.) The holiday was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 …

Do You Cheer on Your High School Team?

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September 22, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Do you like football? High school football? Holly County High School has a football team. We’re not big time winners or anything, but Dad says the boys try hard. I don’t think that counts on the scoreboard. Whether we score or not, we keep cheering them on. Last week they …

Freedom’s Price

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 Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men. ~Richard Watson Gilder Memorial Day weekend – the weekend that launches summer. Schools are out or will be soon. Seniors are graduating and getting ready to grab life by the horns and see what’s next. Some young men and …

Some Gave All – The Traveling Wall

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I’ve never been to Washington DC to see the Vietnam Wall, so when I found out the Traveling Wall was coming to a town near me, I wanted to go. I’ve researched several different wars for my historical novels but so far, the closest I’ve come to writing about the Vietnam War was in Jerry’s life testimony story, Angels at …

A Day to Remember

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“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.” (Aaron Kilbourn) Memorial Day began as Decoration Day after the Civil War when the wives, mothers, and sisters began decorating the graves of the fallen soldiers. Slowly as the years passed, Decoration Day, observed on May 30, began to be called Memorial Day, but it wasn’t until1967 that Federal law changed the name officially. The year …