The Self Defense Channel is honored to provide this Memorial Day Tribute to America’s soldiers who paid the ultimate price for their country, their families and their colleagues.
Today, “Doc” Stull concludes his father’s World War II memoirs and reflects upon what his father went through as a young man from a religious family… and the revelations and the mysteries.
- An Every Man to Everyone
- 4 Bronze Stars
- “He could walk with Kings, and never lost the human touch”
- The physical and mental wounds never truly heal
- What is the personal meaning of Memorial Day
Feel and experience history through the words and sounds from a four time Bronze Star recipient, Richard Allen Stull.
Thanks for listening to this Memorial Day series – read by “Doc” Stull.
What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day commemorates all men and women who have died in U.S. military service. It’s not to be confused with Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of U.S. military veterans, or with Armed Forces Day, which honors men and women currently in service.
Memorial Day began a few years after the Civil War, in 1868. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day.
The holiday began as a way to honor soldiers who died in the Civil War, but the day now honors all U.S. veterans who have sacrificed their lives.
There’s a specific way to display the American flag on Memorial Day, according to the U.S. Flag Code: hoist the flag quickly up to full staff at sunrise, then lower to half-staff until noon, and then return to the top of the staff.
Many veterans, as well as friends and family of veterans, make a pilgrimage to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend.
Take a Moment of Silence. Be Still. Think of all that you have. And realize that there are people who have fought in foreign lands, suffered, and lost their lives… so that people – people they do not know – can benefit from the liberties and freedoms offered in The United States of America.
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