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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...

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...

VA national cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day

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

Code talker honored at veterans luncheon

There are fewer and fewer World War II veterans as the years roll along. The same plight is true of the Navajo Code Talkers...

Veteran suicide rate complicated – solution shouldn’t be

Last month, another U.S. military veteran took his own life on a Veteran’s Administration campus. This is the sixth veteran suicide in the public...

69th FS thwarts attack, saves base during WWII

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, America found itself plunged into another world war. This time, the war would quite literally be a world...

MSgt. gets special bond of service

As the 1990s dawned, a young woman was faced with a profound challenge. She was just out of high school and had to decide...

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