Memorial Day

by editor1 on May 19, 2014

THE MUFFLED drum’s sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo; No more on Life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping-ground 5 Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead.

Bivouac Of The Dead, by Theodore O’Hara

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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Gerry Hawk May 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

I want to ask that everyone remember our fallen from all branches of service and all wars and conflicts. May they be forever remembered for they are the reason we can still walk freely in America today.
RIP brothers and sisters.

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