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Memorial Day Speech 1997

(May 26, 1997) By Deborah Y. Parker Public Affairs Office, 279th Base Support Battalion, Unit 27535, Bamberg, Germany   “Darkness enveloped the whole American armada. Not a pinpoint of light showed from those hundreds of ships as they surged on through the night toward their destiny, carrying across the ageless and indifferent sea tens of …

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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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