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Memorial Day Facts

• Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. • The birthplace of Memorial Day is a debated topic. Cities such as Warrington, Virginia; Gettysburg,...

“BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD”

The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo; No more on life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping-ground Their silent...

The Poppy: a symbol of Memorial Day

The Remembrance Day symbolism of the poppy started with a poem written by a World War I brigade surgeon who was struck by the...

VA national cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day

Cemeteries will will be open for public visitation The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration announced it will commemorate Memorial Day this year...

No veteran ever dies:

In this time of crisis, VA remembers those who are being interred in our National Cemeteries VA’s National Cemetery Administration continues to honor veterans during...

Memorial Day boasts end of Civil War origin

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of...

307th FS has legendary record

The 944th Fighter Wing has been home to many trailblazing fighter squadrons over the years. The 307th Fighter Squadron is no exception. During America’s initial...

‘Ritchie Boys’ aided Army’s efforts to defeat Germany

As the world recently observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day, some may remember the so-called “Ritchie Boys,” who greatly aided Allied forces in their fight...

AF recruitment office beckoned high school grad

She thought about it throughout her senior year in high school, and finally, on New Year’s Eve, after graduating the previous summer, she walked...

Old Pueblo Flight presents award, inducts new members

An award was presented and new members were inducted Oct. 17 during the Old Pueblo  Daedalian Flight monthly luncheon at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Outstanding...

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