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Origin of Memorial Day

Memorial Day History-US

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#1 Holly

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Posted 24 May 2003 - 02:10 PM

Just a little background/history on the origins of Memorial Day (seeing as how there aren't many non-recent history threads in here). Have a happy Memorial Day weekend! :cool:


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#2 Appreciate

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Posted 24 May 2003 - 03:29 PM

Thanks, Holly!  :)  You, too!

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#3 Shalamar


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Posted 24 May 2003 - 03:48 PM

Yes, thank you Holly, and may your Memorial Day be safe and festive.

That thought goes out to all Islers...

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#4 tennyson

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Posted 24 May 2003 - 03:54 PM

I don't plan to be going anywhere but I'll take those well wishes.
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#5 Norville

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Posted 24 May 2003 - 04:13 PM

I was very pleased to see that my county *finally*, in time for this Memorial Day, has dedicated a memorial to the WW2 Merchant Marine. They worked so hard to survive the convoys, and it's taken 60 years to officially notice their contribution...
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#6 Ro-Astarte


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Posted 27 May 2003 - 09:41 AM

Thanks for the link.

Raises a glass in honor of those who died to protect the freedom we enjoy.



#7 Rov Judicata

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Posted 27 May 2003 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for posting! :D
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