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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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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.

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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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