Category Archives: Memorial Day

MD 2021- A FORTIFIED NATIONAL HOLIDAY

I always wondered why they made a wine especially for Memorial Day until someone clued me in recently. Just kidding. I never developed a taste for it-regardless the year of its vintage. I can’t say that about Strawberry Hill or … Continue reading

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BVA–ROCK BOTTOM AT THE CHOSIN RESERVOIR

Good Sunday to you all. I have been AWOL for a few weeks due to losing a Vet client and being under the gun to write some bodacious legal briefs. Now, mind you, our highly gifted Attorneys at NOVA counsel … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 2020–WHAT HAPPENED?

Memorial Day greetings to you all. I’d probably be excoriated for being politically inept if I said Happy Memorial Day. Rightfully so. This isn’t a holiday to hand out attaboys for being a Vet. It’s all about remembrance of loved … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 2019–DIRTY DEEDS, DONE DIRT CHEAP

I hope this Memorial Day weekend finds you as blessed as I am. To be alive is not to be taken lightly at my age. While Memorial Day is a remembrance of those who served and have moved on to … Continue reading

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“The Price of Freedom: Americans at War”

The Smithsonian published an online exhibit and timeline (LINK) of recent American Wars.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been a site where mourners have left very personal items and which the National Park Service has collected and archived.  Smithsonian text: … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017

When I think of Memorial Day as a holiday now, from the attenuated viewpoint of a Veterans Advocate, my memories drift back to my first few months in country in Thailand. Some one lied and said I spoke French and … Continue reading

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ILP–CORNY JOKES

I went out to the non-ADA, non-ILP greenhouse yesterday morning and was greeted by 834 brand new friends and neighbors. Ladies and gentlemen Veterans, I’d like  to introduce you to the September class of 2016 Silver Queen. I spotted about … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 2016–WHERE HAVE YOU GONE JOE DiMAGGIO?

Memorial Day 2016 comes at a time where our great Nation is roiled in extraordinary controversy. With respect to us Veterans and our Alma Mater, the DVA now finds itself armed with all manner of new legislation from Congress to root out dishonesty … Continue reading

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May 5, 1868: Memorial Day Order

 A little history said well.. (Text source: VA website.) MEMORIAL DAY ORDER Headquarters Grand Army of the Republic, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868. GENERAL ORDERS No. 11 I. The 30th day of May, 1868 is designated for the purpose of … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 3–LZ CORK AND THE CONTINUING FALLOUT

When I first wrote about LZ Cork and the adventures of Butch Long, I never expected to hear from anyone else who survived it. A different war, Vietnam conjoined soldiers from all over on an as-needed basis. Thus, from the … Continue reading

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