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In Observance of Memorial Day

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on May 25, 2011

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.” 
(source http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html)

Taps Buglers at Arlington National Cemetery – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G1FvlPakkU

Words to Taps
(Note: there are no “official” words to Taps below are the most popular.)

Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.
Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep,
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.
Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
Speedeth all
To their rest.
Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.
Thanks and praise,
For our days,
‘Neath the sun,
Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

 Honor a Vet as part of the I Remembered a Vet Today Campaign on IMortuary.com.
http://www.imortuary.com/articles/remembered-a-vet-today
 

Operation: Heaven
Writings & Tips for those who know someone who has lost their hero in the military.
by Taryn Davis – Founder/President, The American Widow Project
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs090/1102524809309/archive/1102718983549.html

 Military Memorial Gift Ideas
 http://www.ididnotknowwhattosay.com/gifts-militarymemorial.html

 

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