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A moment for remembrance

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.



Please have a safe and joyous Holiday.

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May 27, 2013 - Posted by | blogging |


  1. Hi Paul,

    Happy Memorial Day to everyone.

    Another reason that Google is evil….ROFL

    Lady asks tech support to remove Pac-Man from “her homepage”

    “For those that are wondering, the Pac-Man the lady wants removed from her homepage ( is a Google doodle.”

    Ever have this happen to you? :)

    Can’t believe it’s been 20 years…So many people have gone Beyond the Rim….So sad..Made me cry. Guess I need to get out my B5 DVD’s.

    Babylon 5 – 20th Anniversary Convention memorial – YouTube


    Comment by delenn13 | May 27, 2013 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Good to see you here again. Interesting assortment, there.


      Comment by techpaul | May 27, 2013 | Reply

  2. Hi Paul, again.

    Here is a Twitter Parody of Chris Hadfield, the Canadian Astronaut. If you don’t watch any of the videos, watch the 3rd one down…it’s his version of “Space Oddity” when he got home…Too funny. He even sounds a bit like him.
    Hadfield At Home: Meet Chris Hadfield’s boring doppelganger |
    Can’t recall if this has been posted..Good one to know if you use Evernote.
    How to Backup Your Evernote Notebooks (Just in Case)
    This one seems to be normal common sense or what they used to call a “polite manner”…..Guess not today.
    33 Unwritten Rules Everyone Needs To Follow
    This is a sad reflection on our youth..and their parents. The kid is 17 and he never sent out thank you notes or ANYTHING????? I blame the parents.
    My Teenage Son Does Not Know How To Mail A Letter, And I Blame Technology – ReadWrite
    It’s pretty doomed if the above is true for most teens.
    How Doomed Is the U.S. Postal Service?
    JCPenney Billboard Promotes Tea Kettle That Looks Like Hitler

    Actually, I blame all of this..on the soggy dreary weather…


    Comment by delenn13 | May 28, 2013 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      The ‘sad dreary weather’ produced an interesting assortment (made me think). Thank you for sharing.


      Comment by techpaul | May 28, 2013 | Reply

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