Tag: Civil War

for Memorial Day, remember & learn before eating & drinking

reprise I & reprise III don’t think I can put it any better than I said it two years ago: Every American service member who has died in service is a tragedy for his or her family and for a

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a sacred secular day of memory

we cannot remember what we do not knowWe all have individual family, friends and others to remember today, which is good. Good, too, is a lesson about how this holiday came to be, some of which was familiar to me

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actual birthday of a President, February 12, 1809

  because not all Presidents were born on the same day!People of a certain age were schooled on the actual birthdays of at least two Presidents, a lesson made easier because (if memory serves) both were holidays then. Holidays nowadays

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