The history of Memorial Day is a story few ever know.
The history of Memorial Day is a story few ever know.
incl. Columbus, Miss., April 1866.
According to lore, a group of women visiting a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers, saw neglected graves of Union soldiers and decided to place flowers on ALL the graves despite the war ending a year earlier.
The first “Memorial Day” at Arlington spearheaded by Gen. Logan (Civil War vet who led a veterans group).
Fmr. Union General & soon-to-be-elected President Ulysess S. Grant attended.
About 5,000 people gathered & put small American flags on graves ~ About the same # of people attend in modern times and do exactly the same thing.
MEMORIAL DAY: “a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.”
VETERANS DAY: “largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service…”
“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance...Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”
“Straws are a luxury, we do not need straws to have our drinks, and I think it’s an easy step forward where we can have a great impact for our environment.”
“Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook 2018 — 70% likelihood of 10-16 named storms of which 5-9 could become hurricanes, including 1-4 major.”
“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia’s future. Where no one is unseen, no one is unheard, and no one is uninspired. We are writing a history of a Georgia where we prosper — together.”
“This case requires us to consider whether a public official may, consistent with the First Amendment, ‘block’ a person from his Twitter account in response to the political views that person has expressed, and whether the analysis differs because that public official is the President of the United States. The answer to both questions is no.”
“We urge parents, caregivers and retailers who sell them to heed our warnings and not use over-the-counter products containing benzocaine for teething pain.”
“You know it’s been a while since we’ve done a show I had a little health issue — don’t we all…. But I have to tell you, I’m extremely happy to be back. The stage is kind of my home away from home and I have to admit I can barely stand on my feet tonight as I am a little bit nervous.”
“Historic day for our country: swearing-in ceremony for Gina Haspel, the first woman ever to serve as CIA director. Democrats are losing their war against women in the Trump administration.”
“There’s something I’d like to say about the tragedy Friday at Santa Fe High School…. I’m so sick of moments of silence! It’s not working! …. So why don’t we not do a moment of silence, why don’t we do a moment of action, a moment of change. Why don’t we change what’s happening?”
“Recently, I’ve changed my mind about the biggest challenge that the world faces. I think now it’s a human rights problem and it is the discrimination against women and girls in the world.”
“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes…”
“We’re putting the trade war on hold, so right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework. …We have an agreement with China that they’re going to substantially agree to it.”
“We are committed to creating a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome.”
The Prince has 4 names … none of them are Harry.
Born in London on Sept 15, 1984
Full name: Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales
Last name: Mountbatten-Windsor
SIXTH in line to throne behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte & newborn Prince Louis
In 2015, Prince Harry ended his decade-long career in the British Army. During that time, he
- Rose to rank of Captain
- Completed two operational tours of duty in Afghanistan
- Qualified as an Apache Aircraft Commander
- Spearheaded the Invictus Games
“In a world where so many have reasons to feel cynical and apathetic, I wanted to find a way for veterans to be a beacon of light, and show us all that we have a role to play; that we all win when we respect our friends, neighbors and communities.”
The Prince's soon-to-be bride's real name is Rachel Meghan Markle. When they marry, the Queen is expected to give them the title of Duke & Duchess of Sussex. While she'll never officially be Princess Meghan, she will become Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales.
“It is not my way to trumpet the fact that I am a woman up for the top job, but I would be remiss in not remarking on it – not least because of the outpouring of support from young women at CIA who consider it a good sign for their own prospects.”
“YouTube in general is where most music is consumed. If there was ever a company that could build a successful subscription business, it would be YouTube.”
“Success for women shouldn’t only be measured in terms of how many nominations they win or seats they gain in November.”
“We want people to come into our country based on merit. We’re not looking to keep them out. We’re looking to bring them in. We need them.”
“… in 2016 expenses were incurred by one of Donald J. Trump’s attorneys, Michael Cohen. Mr. Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017.”
“Sometimes we were on the same side, and sometimes weren’t. But one thing about our colleague John McCain — you’d rather be on his side than not.”
“Just as women have been undervalued in Hollywood, we aren’t adequately represented in the lab, or in research, when it comes to heart health. Today in America, women are being sent to early graves because our country has failed to combat a disease that kills more of us annually than all forms of cancer combined.”
“… the indictment falls squarely within that portion of the authority granted to the Special
Counsel that Manafort finds unobjectionable …. The regulations place no boundaries on who can be investigated or what charges can be brought …. the defendant has no grounds for complaint.”
“Climbing Mount Everest is my dream. I have to realize it. It also represents a personal challenge, a challenge of fate.”
“The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own.”
“Whether I’m running around southern Wisconsin or America, nobody is talking about Stormy Daniels. Nobody is talking about Russia. They’re talking about their lives and their problems. They’re talking about their communities, they’re talking about jobs, they’re talking about the economy, they’re talking about national security.”
But while we’re all focused on cybercriminals… maybe we should remember that
relic in the office – the copy machine.
Since 2002, every copier contains a hard drive – like your computer’s – storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or emailed.
In 2010, CBS investigation found copiers for sale for $300, which it called a “pot of gold” for identity thieves.
“I figure if you’re going to jump off a cliff, you might as well fly.”
“The average millennial doesn’t have time to make a full meal with fresh meat and produce. More and more they’re seeing these products as viable options.”
“This was not something that was really my doing or my choice.”
“It’s like a burned Cheez-It with syrup. But I don’t hate it like I thought I would.”