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Memorial Day Service

Robinson’s Run Cemetery, McDonald, Pennsylvania 28 May 1995 By Ira Joe Davis Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army   Ladies and Gentlemen, let me begin by thanking the leadership of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, for allowing me to participate in your Memorial Day ceremonies. Memorial Day has a …

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Memorial Day Essay

by Kathlena Peebles[Copyright, 1996] Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day set aside for remembrance of those who have died in our nations service. Memorial Day was first proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, in his General order number 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868; when flowers …

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