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Memorial Day 2018: Remember the Fallen

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The phrase “Happy Memorial Day” is one of my biggest pet peeves.
I hope you all have a reflective, appreciative, patriotic Memorial Day honoring the men and women who served and sacrificed for our freedom.
The Missing Man Formation always brings tears to my eyes:
Here’s Civil War Gen. John Logan’s Order Number 11 designating “Decoration Day,” the foundation of Memorial Day. Excerpt:
We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, “of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors, and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion.” What can aid more to assure this result than cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes? Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of

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