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Memorial Day remembrances: then and now, large and small

May 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Memorial Day is, officially, a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. Unfortunately, it has also become the three-day-weekend beginning of the summer holiday season. In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act which established five Monday holidays for federal [Continue Reading]

Memorial Day thoughts about coins on gravestones

May 30, 2016 // 1 Comment

Memorials and remembrances are very personal things. My father has been dead for over twenty years.  I still miss him–sometimes acutely, such as whenever a children’s choir is singing or at Christmas or whenever I drive past what looks to be the “perfect” fishing lake. Something for [Continue Reading]