Thursday, May 27, 2010

5/31 Richard Snow,Phillip Jennings

Talkback Mon May 31, 2010 Memorial Day
Chuck Wilder Noon - 2 PM PDST

Today's Show is a "Best Of Talkback"

Richard Snow Author: A Measureless Peril "America in the Fight for the Atlantic,The longest Battle of World War 2 "

Phillip Jennings Author: The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War" From the Popular P.I.G. Series"

Memorial Day
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis' birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

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1 comment:

  1. Marilyn BarnewallMay 28, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Memorial Day is special to me and, I hope, to you. Some thoughts to ponder
    this weekend (no, it's not all about Indy 500):

    "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died," said Gen. George S.
    Patton. "Rather we should thank God that such men lived."

    I mourn their absence and thank God they lived.

    To the Marines who fought so valiantly at Iwo Jima during World War II,
    Admiral Nimitz said: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." The words are
    carved into the base of the Iwo Jima Memorial.

    It is a good time to contemplate what a good beginning we were given and how
    much or how little each of has done -- not talked about or suggested or
    recommended, but done -- to support the gift of freedom bestowed by Patriots
    on us. Perhaps so many celebrate this holiday merely as a day off – avoid
    its real purpose – because their patriotism ends with little thought and
    less action. No wonder so few by comparison to the total give thanks to God
    for the opportunity to serve.

    May God bless America by stripping away the myths of glory and replace them
    with truth that shines so brightly its goodness blinds us.

    Have a happy Memorial Day as you celebrate freedom and those who made and
    make it possible. Make it truly memorable by your future deeds.

    Marilyn B.

    U.S. Navy Reserve 1955-59, Buckley NAS, CO, basic training Bainbridge, MD

    Son, U.S. Navy 1978-1982 (USS Forrestal)

    Daughter, U.S. Navy 1978-1982 (Naples, Italy and Thurso, Scotland)

    Thank you, Lord, for bringing them safely home.