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Old 05-25-2020, 11:09 AM
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Memorial Day: Connecting the Past with the Present

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Old 05-25-2020, 01:28 PM
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I visited Antietam creek a few years ago.

5,000 dead in three hours. It was eerily quiet.
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:44 PM
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Somber day......and unbelievably grateful at the same time.
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:42 PM
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Great post. For too many, its a long weekend, or racing in Indianapolis or Charlotte....

As a lifelong soldier, I've worked most major holidays at one point or another over the years. 4th if July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving.... worked them all. I spent Christmas day more than once in battle.
There are 2 days a year that I decline to work in any manner- regardless of the OPTEMPO training cycle. I, nor anyone who works for me, nor my students- anyone within my sphere of influence- will be expected to work on Resurrection Sunday. Neither will they work on Memorial Day.
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Old 05-26-2020, 05:21 PM
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As usual, I dusted off my horn and went out and played taps at our local Veterans Memorial. Always glad to do that. I couldn't help being struck this time by how many people don't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:26 PM
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Once you begin to query them beyond how long it takes to get a pizza delivered.

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As usual, I dusted off my horn and went out and played taps at our local Veterans Memorial. Always glad to do that. I couldn't help being struck this time by how many people don't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
You are going to start losing them pretty quickly.
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