NIE ROCKS! What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?
Many people confuse these two holidays. Here is some information explaining the differences from the Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Those who are currently serving or have served in the military, those who have a loved one who is serving or has served in the military, and those who have lost a loved one that served in the military... Posted on 5/27/13 at 10:30 AM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND On Memorial Day–Remember
by Stacy Bender
The history of Memorial Day is deep and rich. Rather than summarize it, I am going to suggest that you read about it in greater detail by clicking here.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. While some of you may have known someone personally that fits that description, Ive been fortuna... Posted on 5/26/13 at 10:05 PM
NEW PLATEAUS The Thrill to Serve: Know Your Glow
I recently celebrated seven years sober. I recognized this milestone as one typically does in AA. I received a small medallion during a meeting and said a few words about my experiences and obstacles ... Posted on 6/1/12 at 8:59 AM
For a number of years, my cousin and I have headed out before Memorial Day laden with wreaths and flowers and flags to decorate the graves of parents, grandparents and even great-great grandparents in small country cemeteries, many of which no longer have active churches.
As Memorial Day ceremonies honor veterans, awareness raised of post-traumatic stress disorder Suicide is killing more soldiers than actual combat, Dan Stenvold, North Dakota Vietnam Veterans of America president, told spectators at a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo.
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ELWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden hailed America's fighting men and women Monday as the "spine of this nation," while President Barack Obama's Land of Lincoln tribute got washed out by a severe thunderstorm and high winds.
Darlene Superville, Associated Press Writer
, May 31, 2010
American flags flapped in the breeze, festooned headstones and adorned shirt pockets as people honored veterans and remembered fallen soldiers at Memorial Day parades and ceremonies across the Fargo-Moorhead area this morning.
The admonitions are the same every Memorial Day weekend: It’s not just the start of the summer recreation season. It’s not just another long weekend at the lake or for puttering in the yard.
It’s more important. Indeed, Memorial Day is one of the most profound national observances on the calendar.
Andrew Paul Nelson, Eagle Scout, never met Andrew Paul Nelson, soldier. Still, the two young men with the same name had a few other things in common. Both grew up in Moorhead. Both were known as good kids. And both were active in scouting.
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Daryl Best will be wearing his dress blues as he commands the West Fargo VFW Post 7564 Color Guard for this morning’s Memorial Day program in West Fargo. Best served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-67 on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt and watched aircraft leave the carrier as they flew missions over Vietnam.
To my mother, Memorial Day always was “Decoration Day.” Indeed, although the term “Decoration Day” dated to early post-Civil War days, the name “Memorial Day” wasn’t used commonly until after World War II and didn’t become the official name by federal law until 1967. No matter; when I was growing up, it sounded like an old-fashioned term to me.
When I was young, Memorial Day weekend meant either a trip to Connecticut beaches or to one of the state’s forested inland parks. But one year my father and his brothers, all veterans of World War II or Korea, decided to gather the family at my Uncle Stan’s farm for a picnic and target shooting against the mountain that rose up a couple of hundred yards behind the house.
Motorists heading to Minnesota lakes country on Memorial Day weekend take note: High water on Boyer Lake could slow traffic due to lane closures on Highway 10 between Lake Park and Audubon.
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