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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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Observations on Memorial Day, 1996

Observations on Memorial Day, 1996 by Jesse Brown Secretary of Veterans Affairs**   Memorial Day has traditionally been one of the most solemn and patriotic days for Americans. Rightfully so. Memorial Day is a day when all Americans, regardless of ideologies, race, creed, or political persuasion, join together to remember the sacrifices of those who answered …

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