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Old 05-26-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to all who served, are serving, their families and especially those that gave their all:
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Doing things today that others won't, to do things tomorrow that others can't. Of course I'm referring to workouts, not robbing banks.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
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And don't forget about your flag, if you have one. On Memorial Day the flag is displayed at half staff until noon and at full staff from noon to sunset.

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Old 05-26-2014, 09:16 AM   #3
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Here's a fascinating history lecture on the origins of Memorial Day, in Charleston after the civil war. According to the professor, it was created by African Americans recently freed from slavery.

(7 minutes)

No doubt a continuous prosperity, though spendthrift, is preferable to an economy thriftily moral, though lean. Nevertheless, that prosperity would seem more soundly shored if, by a saving grace, more of us had the grace to save.

Life Magazine editorial, 1956
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:43 PM   #4
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As a Vet I appreciate the comments and thanks from so many. A Rotarian in my Club was featured in our news paper as a prisoner of war in a German POW Camp after being shot down in a B17. Not many of those old vets around anymore. Hal is pushing 90 and still sharp as a tack. I hope I can be as strong when I hit 90!
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