STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?
Many people confuse these two holidays. Here is some information explaining the differences from the Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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THE NEW FORTY Futures lost and futures won...
Those who are currently serving or have served in the military, those who have a loved one who is serving or has served in the military, and those who have lost a loved one that served in the military... Posted on 5/27/13 at 9:30 AM
FATHER KNOWS LAST Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a time to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. While some of you may have known someone personally that fits that description, Ive been fortuna... Posted on 5/26/13 at 9:05 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Lazarus the Bee
The last weekend in May has always been touted as the celebration of life. In the USA, we honor our fallen war veterans through Memorial Day and reflect on how the soldiers gave their lives for thei... Posted on 5/31/12 at 3:28 PM
Strictly speaking, Nels T. Wold was an orphan by the time he died in a hail of bullets during his brave attack against German machine gunners. But he’s got a big family of descendants who keep the memory of his heroism alive.
This Memorial Day, I wish to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. We remember the many thousands of brave soldiers who have fallen while fighting on our behalf. On this day, we also honor those still serving and their families, who continue to make sacrifices for us.
Some sat with thousand-mile stares that reflect the painful memories in their eyes. But for all of the Marines gathered at Pete Flom’s house outside Bemidji on Friday, the opportunity to pay their respects to the families of men who died serving in the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, is talked about with utmost reverence.
The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945.
On Monday I’ll be giving another Memorial Day speech. Actually, I’ll be giving the same speech three times, in cemeteries at Gilby, N.D., Honeyford, N.D., and Ness Lutheran Church near Mekinock, N.D. Veterans from these communities are members of the Gilby American Legion post.
Most city, county and state offices will be closed May 27 for Memorial Day. Emergency police and fire services will continue as usual. City Bus, Senior Rider Bus and Dial-A-Ride will not run on Memorial Day but will resume regular routes May 28.
At 3 p.m. Monday, the nation fell silent.
The echo of a three-volley-salute could be heard at cemeteries across the country as military honor guards and Americans took time to remember fallen soldiers.
On a wintry day in January 1943, a French girl named Sidonie came upon the body of an American flyer in the woods near her village, not far from where his B-17 bomber had crashed. For nearly 70 years, Sidonie Le Neillion and members of her family have remembered Roy “Christie” Christianson, an American flier, a UND graduate who had planned to be a teacher.
Seated around the kitchen table in their Dickinson apartment recently, Ruth Johnsen pulls stories from her husband Clayton Johnsen, a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, with two statements, “Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. That’s where you start.”
On Memorial Day, Fairview Cemetery will be alive with members of the Beltrami, Minn., community who come to honor their dead. Among them will be Robert and JoAnne Yuergens, Fairview Cemetery’s caretakers. The Yuergens, who live on a farm nearby, took over in 1993 when the former caretaker was ready to retire.
When I was growing up, my family’s Memorial Day weekend tradition was to visit cemeteries where my parents’ relatives are buried. In 1996, my dad died, and on Memorial Day 1997, my mom and Brian and I visited the cemetery to put flowers on his grave, her parents’ grave and Richard’s grave, along with my great-grandparents.
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