Mon
May 25 2020
08:32 am
By: R. Neal

"Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.

If other eyes grow dull and other hinds slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us.

Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains, and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledge to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon the Nation's gratitude — the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan."

From the original Memorial Day Order by John A. Logan, Commander in Chief, Grand Army of the Republic, May 1868.

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Midori Barstow's picture

A timeless Memorial Day

A timeless Memorial Day Order:

Yes, Let us keep it well!
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None of the usual previews leading up to Memorial Day parades will take place in towns large and small throughout the United States since just after the Civil War.

All were canceled - even the national parade on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. due to COVID-19

In place of all those marching bands , the American Veterans Center is producing a television program:

The National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall is an original television special featuring
the story of our shared history through newly-produced celebrity engagements and narrative pieces, along with memorable moments from the National Memorial Day Parade including historical reenactors and active duty military personnel, musical performances and celebrity greetings.”

It will be broadcast nationwide on the affiliate stations of
ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox at 2PM EDT.

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jbr's picture

I thought there might be a

I thought there might be a flyover of some sort for Memorial Day in Knoxville area, but I cannot find anything scheduled.

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