Tag: Memorial Day

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Memorial Day 2021 — Remember. . . “Out of many, One”

As we gather to celebrate Memorial Day 2021 it has been just over a year since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  I don’t live too far from Minneapolis and that incident has not only rocked that city and my area, but has been an incident heard all over the world.  Add to that the fact that we had a presidential election last fall and riots in our cities last summer and you get to the point where I’ve […]

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Calverton National Cemetery suspends group flag placements

It was announced this week that Calverton National Cemetery, a property of the National Cemetery Administration and reserved for our nation’s honored veterans and their dependents, will be suspending their tradition of allowing groups to place American flags at grave sites for Memorial Day “because of the health risks posed by the coronavirus”. Calverton National Cemetery is located in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern shore of Long Island. The National Cemetery Administration issued this statement,  “NCA will not […]

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President Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery

On Thursday, and in advance of Memorial Day, President and Mrs. Trump visited the hallowed land of Arlington National Cemetery.  You can read an article about the visit here.  The visit was held ahead of the traditional Memorial Day visit as today (Friday) the President will be leaving for Japan on our country’s business. Arlington National Cemetery is the resting place for over 400,000 who served in the United States military service. In my opinion, the President’s annual pilgrimage to […]