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    As the nation observes Memorial Day this weekend, we should take a few minutes to reflect on the great number of American military cemeteries that span the far reaches of the planet, where boundless ranks of white stones stand silently at attention with few visitors to ever pay their respects. There were never any veterans’ reunions for them – not one. Well, at least not on this side of eternity’s threadlike veil. In what seems like a blink of the eyes, it was last summer that I was talking with Chris Christian an Army Afghanistan veteran who last year was the featured speaker at the annual Shamokin Memorial Day observance who told me about how a group of Marine Corps veterans were getting together for the first time in a quarter-century. I knew the organizer Joe Lindemuth, a…

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    Memorial Day is a day reserved to remember those who have lost their lives in active military service. Often times the true meaning of this holiday gets lost somewhere along the way. Memorial Day, for numerous people, is a day off from work/school, a trip to the beach, or a barbeque with friends and family. It is saddening to imagine that some people may not even think about the millions of men and women who didn’t make it home from the battle field, on the day organized just for that. What does…

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    Memorial Day is a very important day to me and the United States of America. It's a day to always remember all of the brave people who fought of served for our country. Even though they shedded blood and tears during the war they still keep on going. They saw how some of their friends got shot and unable to do much for them but say ‘’it's okay’’ . The civil war was the cause of Memorial day it was one of the most bloodiest wars ever in history and this war is a blanket of bullets. I personally…

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    Like Martin Luther King Jr. once spoke, I have a dream. I have a dream that all of our fallen veterans will be remembered, honored, and celebrated. Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough days in the year to honor them all with their own day. Luckily for us though, we have memorial day, a day to honor every veteran who ever died at war. Whether family or friend, or someone you read a story about. Whether a fighting soldier or a drumming boy. They are all to be remember on memorial day. Even if…

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    Today May 27th 2016. Memorial Day is a very sacred time. It is a time to remember those of our nation that has paid the supreme sacrifice and have gone on before to victories that have made freedom one with a high price tag. It is also a time that we visit many of the resting places of our loved ones that have passed on before us. Many of those of previous years go back to my childhood memory. I remember as a boy, taking a team and wagon to get a great uncle that came home on a train from…

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    Decision making is something that we do every day. It’s something that’s so habitual that we don’t even think about it. I know I never really thought about it until reading into how it’s done and what affects our decision. During Memorial Day weekend, I used System 2 decision making. This is a more conscious and logical method than system 1. When I went shopping to get new shoes, my sister told me that Payless had a “buy one get one half off” sale for memorial day weekend. I knew that Payless…

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    What do we commemorate? Date/Time: 2nd November Learning area(s): History, English, Civics and Citizenship Year: 3 Learning objectives - Understand what a commemoration is and that it is connected to real life events that occurred in the past - Australians commemorate some important events - Compare and contrast information about remembrance Curriculum links History (ACARA, 2014a) • Days and weeks are celebrated or commemorated in Australia (Including Remembrance Day) and the importance of…

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    These circumstances could differ on the specific situation. Some could grow up perfectly with their families and gain citizenship. A family might separate, but it does not mean that one day they will not be reunited. With time these laws could change and a whole new view could be seen on immigration if it does so much good for the country. This could at some point not be a problem for immigrant families and would no longer be afraid to try to do better without the idea of getting deported or…

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    French Tomb

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    Similar to the United States of America, France has a tomb dedicated to an unknown soldier representing all of the people who died in order to serve their country. This is visited by many civilians every day and has a wreath placed by the President. In Washington D.C., the President allows four students to place a wreath in honor of the soldier buried. This prestigious ritual occurs around the world and is made each day at the Arlington National Cemetery. It would be a profound honor to…

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    Memorial Day Analysis

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    Under this silky sky of red, blue, and white are their hearts of valor- forever asleep in a gentle tranquility. Yet, that calm peace should not be underestimated. Although they lie in a slumber, their bravery restlessly courses through us. The vivid flames and the roars of their courage still take breath into every step we are able to take. It is for that courage that when the sun may touch us with its glimmer from above, we can arise to it with outstretched arms. The hope which illuminated…

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