Month: May 2021

The Origins of Memorial Day

The Origins of Memorial Day by Matt Fratus In front of a grave marked with spring flowers and a small American flag, Gilbert Freer held his bugle at his side. He had just finished playing taps at Mount Hope Cemetery in Boston on May 30, 1868. Freer had stubbly facial hair, but his blue Union army uniform…

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“Here’s to the good times, here’s to the bad times, and the memories we’ll always have.” Memorial Day Video by Mat Best

Memorial Day Video by Mat Best “Here’s to the good times, here’s to the bad times, and the memories we’ll always have.” The most simple words, the most direct phrases, often land the hardest. As the nation winds down its longest war, maybe this Memorial Day weekend lands a little differently for some. But most…

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