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Replay from 05/24/2015 Fast Track to Hell http://www.blogtalkradio.com/libertysthunder/2015/05/25/fast-track-to-hell
 

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

("It is right and proper to die for one’s country.")

We care not whence they came,

Dear in their lifeless clay!

Whether unknown or known to fame,

Their cause and country still the same.

They died—and wore the Gray.

They sleep well in their unknown graves on this far-away battle field.

They gave their lives in defence of their country on the fields of the First and Second Manassas.

But for them the counting of time is not: for they dwell in the City of God.

It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day.

General Logan's [credited w/first official Memorial Day celebration] wife said he emulated the practices of Confederate Memorial Day. She wrote that Logan "said it was not too late for the Union men of the nation to follow the example of the people of the South in perpetuating the memory of their friends who had died for the cause they thought just and right."

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