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May 30, 2016

Reviving Memorial Day Traditions [KT]

Further to the two moving post below,


6 Facts about the History of Memorial Day

There is a town in New Jersey that is bringing a Memorial Day tradition back to life, complete with a reading of the Gettysburg Address.

Interesting. I wonder if there are similar revivals in other places. Is your town or city doing anything special or different this year to make Memorial Day more meaningful? Either something new or something that hasn't been done for years?

Or, has your town or city maintained a meaningful ceremonial remembrance over the years? Do people still participate in such public commemorations where you live? I think we lose something important when these observances fade away.

Of course, for some, Memorial Day will always be personal.

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