Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day, 2015

In the past I have posted pictures and poems dedicated to our fallen heroes.  Rather than try and top those efforts today, I will merely refer the reader to those earlier posts.  This post is an update of one I created for Memorial Day, 2010.

1.  Memorial Day, 2014:  Did They Die In Vain?  A reflection on how modern politicians have betrayed those who fought and died for our country.

2.  Memorial Day, 2013:  Freedom Isn't Free.  A video.

3.  Memorial Day, 2012:  Better Men Than I.  A commentary  on several great fighting men who made the ultimate sacrifice in war.

4.  Memorial Day, 2011:  The Confederate Memorial in Arlington Cemetery.  Jewish VMI Cadet Moses Ezekiel, a personal hero of mine.

5.  Memorial Day, 2009:  The American Cemetery in Normandy, France, containing the dead from the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944.

6.  Memorial Day 2008:  Photos from friends, depicting those who died in war.

7.  Memorial Day 2007:  Thoughts on a local sailor who died in 1969.

8. Memorial Day 2006:  The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; poem, The Bivouac of the Dead.

9.  Major John McCrae:  The Story of "In Flanders Fields."  This is probably the best post on the subject of Memorial Day.

10.  Remembering Pearl Harbor and the lessons of history.

11.  Memorial Service for the Crew of the U.S.S. Grunion (WWII Submarine).  Video and song, the Navy Hymn.

12.  Memorial Day Meditations:  Freedom Isn't Free; Alan Seeger's Life and Poem "I Have a Rendezvous with Death."  This probably ties No. 9 as the best post on the subject of Memorial Day.  Alan Seeger was an American who served with the French Foreign Legion, fighting the Germans in World War I France.  Seeger graduated from Harvard University in 1910 -- 105 years ago.

13.  Song & video:  Battle Hymn of the Republic

14.  Story, Song & video:  America the Beautiful

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