In observance of Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, and we at OurSeniors.net wish each of you a very happy holiday. Today, the 27th of May, the National Memorial Day Parade will be held in Washington DC. In many Florida locations, this will be seen on local TV (2PM Eastern time). If the broadcast is not available in your area, you can catch it live on YouTube at The 2019 National Memorial Day Parade - Live Stream. The link will probably be active for some time after. Memorial Day observances have been held since the years following the Civil War. Hundreds of politicians, clergy and patriots have given speeches on this day, but the finest Memorial Day speech ever delivered may have been given before there even was such an observance. In November of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to speak at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery, a memorial to the soldiers who fought and died there. Lincoln delivered the greatest...
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The Reason for Memorial Day

The Reason for Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, and we at OurSeniors.net wish each of you a very happy holiday. There will be races, and parties, bar-b-ques and get-togethers, which is all good and fine. But, please take more than a moment to recall what Memorial Day is intended to do, to remember and recognize the sacrifice of those who, “gave their last full measure of devotion” for our nation. Memorial Day observances have been held since the years following the Civil War. Hundreds of politicians, clergy and patriots have given speeches on this day, but the finest Memorial Day speech ever delivered may have been given before there even was such an observance. In November of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to speak at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery, a memorial to the soldiers who fought and died there. Lincoln delivered the greatest speech in American history, many think the greatest ever given in the English language. He summed...
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