Tag: Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2018

This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday that was originally called Decoration Day and traditionally marks the beginning of summer. It is a day to remember those who died in military service for our country as well as those who served our country and are now deceased. It is also day to …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Memorial Day 2017

This past weekend, Memorial Day weekend, we visited three of the cemeteries that I write most about and while there I took some photos of some veterans’ markers with their new American flags. Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio: Kessler, aka Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio: In memory of all those …

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Memorial Day Musings 2017

This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday that was originally called Decoration Day and traditionally marks the beginning of summer. A day to remember those who died in military service for our country. Memorial Day began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in …

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Memorial Day 2016

This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally called Decoration Day. Some people still refer to it as Decoration Day and this holiday traditionally marks the beginning of summer. Memorial Day began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in battle during the Civil …

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Military Honor Roll, Mercer County, Ohio

To commemorate Memorial Day this year I am participating in the Honor Roll Project, started by Heather Wilkinson Rojo in 2010. Her project is an effort to compile photographs and transcriptions of military honor rolls from across the country. The transcriptions will make the names available on Internet search engines for family, researchers, and others. …

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