Memorial Day 2023

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

A day to reflect and remember, with gratitude. “Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military”

Twenty four notes. Taps.

The Origin of Taps The Bugler’s Cry by “Jari Villanueva, a former ceremonial bugler at Arlington National Cemetery”

(General Daniel Butterfield- July 1862)

From archives Etna 2016 -watching her father play Taps
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2010 Archives -Muskingum County World War II/Korean War Memorial Zanesville, Ohio

To read the poem In Flanders Fields written by Lt Col. John McCrae, M.D., hailing from Canadian Army WWI click here and see the original copy handwritten in a page of notepaper.

Originally May 30th, groups of veterans want to return the holiday to that date and honor the fallen with more solemn reverence.(article)

13 thoughts on “Memorial Day 2023

  1. Every Memorial Day I participate in Taps Across America. At 3:00pm I will be playing Taps in memory of those that gave it all in the service to our country. Let us never forget.

    • That’s a beautiful way to honor those who gave it all, Rob. Thank you for sharing. ❤️

  2. God Bless America and all those who served, especially those that lost their lives in service. dc

  3. There is a song entitled “Don’t Ever Take Away My Freedom” by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. Take a look at the lyrics and you will get it. I have been singing it in my head over the last few days as I think about the men and women who died or were wounded protecting our freedoms. I pray for them and for all people who work to protect us.

  4. A blessing Lt Col. McCrae’s poem was published. You felt the anguish. Beautiful tribute. Thanks Ruthie gcr

  5. This blog reminds me of the females, males and non-binary people who fought for our country! It reminds me of my grandson who is in the army. God bless America🇺🇸

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