Memorial Day

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  1. Jeff Sheckstein says:

    God bless you Sgt. Griffin for training my son , leading him, and giving your life for his platoon. You are an honorable man worthy of my praise. One day soon we will meet and I can hug you and thank you.

  2. Anne says:

    Yes, it was indeed the earliest Memorial Day on record. The holiday was to go through several transformations- mostly between North & South before the national version we know now was finally formalized by Pres. Johnson in the 70s.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.history.com/.amp/news/memorial-day-civil-war-slavery-charleston

  3. The New Victor says:

    I called and wished my buddy a Happy Memorial Day, “even though you’re still alive.” He chuckled and thanked me. He’s a veteran of Haiti (where they carried weapons with no ammo), Kosovo, Iraq (2 tours) and Afghanistan (1.5 tours). The last one is the deployment that seemed to really affect him. He was different for a while, similar to the feeling I got from my ex’s cousin after he did a few years in a state prison. Both seemed to “normalize” after a while. He recently was called up to go to Africa, but couldn’t say much or even where it was because it was classified. He made it back ok.

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