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Man Who Allegedly Vandalized Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Custody

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/05/25/vandalism-vietnam-veterans-memorial-man-identified-state-police-mental-health-evaluation/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 4:00pm 5/27/2019 at 4:00pm
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/05/25/vandalism-vietnam-veterans-memorial-man-identified-state-police-mental-health-evaluation/

A 33-year-old Massachusetts man allegedly responsible for vandalizing the Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial was found by state police and referred to a Boston hospital for a mental health evaluation.
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Ronald Reagan’s Memorial Day Speech May 26, 1986

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 2:00pm 5/27/2019 at 2:00pm

Few in my lifetime have expressed with as much sincere, heartfelt truth the sacrifice made by our brave men and women as President Reagan.
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Memorial Day 2019 – Freedom and Release

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:00am 5/27/2019 at 10:00am
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Each Memorial Day we try to focus on the lives of a small number of individuals who gave their lives for our country, and whose stories we have followed for several years.

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This Memorial Day is a “Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 28, 2018 at 4:00pm 5/28/2018 at 4:00pm

Today we remember those who paid the ultimate price in service of our country.

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Memorial Day 2018 – Remembering Capt. Billie Taylor Presson, 187th Assault Helicopter Company

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00am 5/28/2018 at 10:00am

This weekend was the worst of Twitter, and the best of Twitter

The worst was the horrible response of “comedian” Dean Obeidallah to a mild comment from Bill Presson on Twitter regarding a Tweet by Obeidallah dedicating Memorial Day to the anti-Trump Resistance. That mild comment from Presson was responded to by...

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Memorial Day – Cornell Class of 1944

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 29, 2017 at 8:30am 5/29/2017 at 8:30am

Cornell Law School graduation was held this year at the campus sports arena used for basketball games. It was the first time that I can remember that the sports complex was used for that purpose, and the faculty met in the Class of 1944 room as we awaited the processional.

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Remembering the fallen, known and unknown

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:15pm 5/30/2016 at 7:15pm

Each memorial day we try to focus on the lives of a small number of individuals who gave their lives for our country, and whose stories we have followed for several years.

Rachel Porto, the widow of Marine Corporal Jonathan Porto, wrote a moving post for Legal insurrection, 

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From the Vault: Ronald Reagan’s Memorial Day Speech May 26, 1986

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/30/2016 at 1:00pm

Few in my lifetime have expressed with as much sincere, heartfelt truth the sacrifice made by our brave men and women as President Reagan.

His remarks from Memorial Day on May 26th, 1986 are always worth remembering:

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“My husband, like many fallen service members, would want to see you live”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:00am 5/30/2016 at 11:00am

On Sept. 9, 2011, my husband, Spc. Christopher Horton, was killed in action in Paktia, Afghanistan.

My world shattered. As I struggled to look through the kaleidoscope lens that made up my life, I couldn’t focus, I couldn’t eat, and I could barely breathe. I didn’t understand why God would take away...

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Visiting Omaha Beach

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:00am 5/30/2016 at 9:00am

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to spend some time in France studying World War II. I left with an incredible appreciation for our veterans and their sacrifice. This is the story of my visit to the Memorial Cemetery at Omaha Beach. As we celebrate Memorial Day, may we always...

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I am proud to be the widow of Cpl Jonathan Daniel Porto, USMC

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:00pm 5/29/2016 at 8:00pm

Memorial Day. What does it mean to me?

It means a time to reflect on my husband’s service and sacrifice. A time to reflect on the sacrifices of thousands of families like my own.

I met Jonny Porto in 2008 shortly after I graduated college. He was stationed on the Army post on...

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Veteran Memorials In Three States Vandalized Ahead of Memorial Day

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/29/veteran-memorials-in-3-states-vandalized-ahead-memorial-day.html#
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/29/2016 at 1:00pm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/29/veteran-memorials-in-3-states-vandalized-ahead-memorial-day.html#

As Americans across the nation begin Memorial Day weekend with thoughts and prayers honoring our nation’s fallen heroes, vandals defaced veteran memorials in California, Kentucky, and Virginia.

ABC News reports:

Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia,...

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Memorial Day: on Nationalism and Patriotism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:00pm 5/25/2015 at 7:00pm

The story “The Man Without a Country” used to be standard reading matter for seventh graders. In fact, it was the first “real” book—as opposed to those tedious Dick and Jane readers—that I was assigned in school.

It was exciting compared to Dick and Jane and the rest, since it dealt...

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A Memorial Day Homage to American Science

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 5:30pm 5/25/2015 at 5:30pm

Legal Insurrection has been filled with touching Memorial Day pieces, especially Professor Jacobson’s on Roslyn Schulte, Johnny “Mike” Spann and Jonathan Porto.

My contribution, and one I intend to carry forward on future Memorial Days, will feature American scientists and engineers whose discoveries and innovations have helped our military men and women...

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Ronald Reagan Honors Vietnam War’s Unknown Soldier – 5/28/84

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 3:30pm 5/25/2015 at 3:30pm

Ronald Reagan could deliver a speech almost like no other President. 31 years ago, Reagan delivered an address to commemorate an unknown serviceman in the Vietnam War. Never one to make such moments about himself, the speech is a brief 9 minutes long.

The text of the speech follows:

My fellow Americans:

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How a movie helped me understand sacrifice

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:30am 5/25/2015 at 11:30am

Memorial Day is always a bittersweet holiday for me. I enjoy having a day to partake in BBQ and beer (Texas BBQ though, not what Yanks call “BBQ”), while wearing my favorite, ratty, American flag t-shirt and watching war movies.

As much as I love reflecting on this brilliant country a...

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Remembering Roslyn Schulte, Johnny “Mike” Spann and Jonathan Porto

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:30am 5/25/2015 at 7:30am

I’m in Israel now.

A fitting place to be on Memorial Day because the lives and freedoms of the two nations are so intertwined.

Without the sacrifices of those who fought and died to protect our freedom, there would be no freedom for our friends and allies.

We have remembered Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte...

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