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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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Suggested Memorial Day speech from US Army [1999]

MEMORIAL DAY 1999 From the US Army Armylink site: http://www.dtic.mil/armylink/news/May1999/s19990505memday99.html   [Opening Amenities: Speaker acknowledges and addresses the specific audience] [Introduction] Memorial Day is the time for Americans to reconnect with their history and core values by honoring those who gave their lives for the ideals we cherish. More than a million American service members …

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