Category Archives: Memorial Day

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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MEMORIAL DAY 2–GONE TO GRAVEYARDS EVERYONE

One of the stalwart antiwar groups singing meaningful songs when I marched off to war were Peter, Paul and Mary. In a more enlightened, less-sexist era, that would have given Mary top billing. Their seminal “Where have all the flowers … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 1–MICHIGAN VSO OVERCHARGES VETS FOR HIS SERVICES

We always ( I did) got the old saw from a VFW service rep. that “Hey, we’re doin’ this for free for you. We don’t get paid a dime like those shyster attorneys that scalp you for all your winnings. … Continue reading

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