Memorial Day May 30, 2016



There is a Difference

A History Lesson


Soaring Valor!

Memorial Day Crosses Removed



Coming Home


Marine Sings God Bless America

Chick-fil-A Honors Veterans

A Prayer for Our Soldiers




Know Your History


Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May 1,1865 in Charleston, South Carolina to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp.  The bodies were dug up and the former slaves worked for two weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom.  Then a parade of 10,000 people, led by 2,800 Black children, marched, sang and celebrated.   Abstrakt Goldsmith/The Blue Street Journal

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Soldiers Memorial Fund

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                                                        Soaring Valor with Gary Sinise

                                                      A Tribute to Our WWII Veterans




Conservative Firing Line Photo

Memorial Day Crosses Removed After Complaint

A Memorial Day display featuring crosses to honor fallen soldiers was removed from public property in Georgia after someone questioned whether the soldiers were all Christian.  The 79 white, handmade crosses posted on public property along state Highway 92 in Hiram, Georgia were meant to represent the 79 Paulding County residents who died in America’s wars, according to town officials.  When someone called Hiram City Hall and questioned the display, the crosses were abruptly taken down.  “It was never about religion,” said Hiram’s mayor, “It was just to honor them.”


The Empire State Building will remain lit in the colors of red, white, and blue until Monday in honor of Memorial Day.  Fox News





Coming Home



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Marine Leaves 30,000 people speechless with this rendition of God Bless America


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Chick-fil-A Honors Veterans


Chick-fil-A @ Old Denton Rd in Carrollton, TX

“This table is reserved to honor our missing comrade in arms.  The tablecloth is white–symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty. The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers.  The vase is tied with yellow ribbon, a symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.  A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.  A slice of lemon on the plate reminds us of their bitter fate.  The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.  The glass is inverted–to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s toast.  The chair is empty–they are missing.”


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