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Memorial Day Weekend 2010

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time.

Some Americans view Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of Summer, and the holiday is also used as a time for picnics, barbecues, family gatherings, and sporting events. One of the longest-standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500.

tomb-unknown-soldier-picture

“HERE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER
KNOWN BUT TO GOD”

Please have a safe and joyous Holiday Weekend.

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May 29, 2010 - Posted by | computers

11 Comments »

  1. Honour to the soldiers who died in the name of freedom and independence.

    Sincerely

    an old soldier

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    Comment by leofelix | May 29, 2010 | Reply

    • Ciao il mio amico italiano.
      Le vostre parole hanno viaggiato bene attraverso l’oceano.

      (Hello my Italian friend.
      Your words traveled across the waters well.)

      That time, I tried http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_txt, how did it do?

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      Comment by techpaul | May 29, 2010 | Reply

      • Hi Paul
        your translation is very good:)
        When I do not remember some words or idiomatic sentences I usualy visit wordreference.com

        Un saluto

        S.

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        Comment by leofelix | May 30, 2010 | Reply

  2. Congrats for passing the 1M visitor mark!

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    Comment by Adrian | May 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Adrian,
      I thank you. I’m glad to have you ‘aboard’.

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      Comment by techpaul | May 30, 2010 | Reply

  3. The true qualities of real heroes: Courage; Honor; Integrity; Dedication and Self-Sacrifice.

    Let us honor their memories; and think of them often!!

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    Comment by Bob Slyker | May 30, 2010 | Reply

    • It is the VETERAN,
      not the preacher,
      who has given us freedom of religion.

      It is the VETERAN,
      not the reporter,
      who has given us freedom of the press.

      It is the VETERAN,
      not the poet,
      who has given us freedom of speech.

      It is the VETERAN,
      not the campus organizer,
      who has given us freedom to assemble.

      It is the VETERAN,
      not the lawyer,
      who has given us the right to a fair trial.

      It is the VETERAN,
      not the politician,
      Who has given us the right to vote.

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      Comment by techpaul | May 30, 2010 | Reply

  4. I always admire bravery, courage, determination, ready to sacrifice for the sake of the nation, of which the soldiers are made of…
    Honor to them…
    +R.I.P+

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    Comment by Ranjan | May 30, 2010 | Reply

  5. Right! They’re the real Idol.

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    Comment by Ranjan | May 30, 2010 | Reply


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