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SarasotaRepub
05-24-2015, 08:44 AM
U.S. (http://time.com/us/) Military (http://time.com/tag/military/) TIME



It’s easy to forget what Memorial Day actually means while you’re sitting by the pool and looking ahead at summer vacation—but the day signifies much more than just a three-day weekend.


Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.


It’s unclear exactly where the holiday originated—Charleston, S.C., Waterloo, N.Y., Columbus, Ga. and other towns all claim to be the birthplace of the holiday. The event in Charleston that may have precipitated the holiday offers poignant evidence of a country struggling to rebuild itself after a bloody war: 257 Union soldiers died in prison in Charleston during the Civil War and were buried in unmarked graves, and the town’s black residents organized a May Day ceremony in which they landscaped a burial ground to properly honor the soldiers.


In the years following the Civil War, Memorial Day celebrations were scattered and, perhaps unsurprisingly, took root differently in the North and South. It wasn’t until after World War II that the holiday gained a strong following and national identity, and it wasn’t officially named Memorial Day until 1967.

ABC
05-24-2015, 09:27 PM
Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.

Here is my tribute to this weekend. It brings tears to my eyes. Turn the sound up loud and think about the words sung by the Texas Tenors ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daqwGRdRIsk

~ ABC :Taps4:

Retread
05-24-2015, 10:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urPMO-hXp2c

SarasotaRepub
05-24-2015, 10:51 PM
Here is my tribute to this weekend. It brings tears to my eyes. Turn the sound up loud and think about the words sung by the Texas Tenors ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daqwGRdRIsk

~ ABC :Taps4:


:thumbsup::usflag:

At 1:48 into this the recording shows Tampa Bay.

RobJohnson
05-25-2015, 12:56 AM
Here is my tribute to this weekend. It brings tears to my eyes. Turn the sound up loud and think about the words sung by the Texas Tenors ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daqwGRdRIsk

~ ABC :Taps4:

Excellent.

RobJohnson
05-25-2015, 02:18 AM
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