Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

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.

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

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

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

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

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

6.  Remembering Pearl Harbor and the lessons of history.

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

8.  Memorial Day Meditations:  Freedom Isn't Free; Alan Seeger's Life and Poem "I Have a Rendezvous with Death."  This probably ties No. 5 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 -- 100 years ago.

9.  Song & video:  Battle Hymn of the Republic

10.  Story, Song & video:  America the Beautiful

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