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(Some Guy)   On this Memorial Day weekend, let us take note of the Grand Army of the Republic, who created it   (oswegocountynewsnow.com) divider line
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2022-05-28 9:04:19 PM  
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And spare them some credits to get a warm meal.
 
2022-05-28 11:34:31 PM  
Wouldn't that be Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas?
 
2022-05-29 12:41:18 AM  
It was formerly known as Decoration Day in honor of fallen Civil War soldiers.
 
2022-05-29 12:42:11 AM  
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2022-05-29 12:42:58 AM  
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Remember guys, this weekend isn't about BBQ and beer or a day off work.
 
2022-05-29 2:08:42 AM  

ArkAngel: Wouldn't that be Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas?


They served with distinction.

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2022-05-29 2:13:03 AM  
For some of us that don't have to work anymore, it's just a weekend.

/served
//didn't die while doing it
///don't wear a hat to get a free meal at Denny's
 
2022-05-29 2:15:15 AM  
For their service in "the late unpleasantness", they are honored on Memorial Day, and with a highway in their honor:  US 6, the red-headed stepchild of the US Highway System.
 
2022-05-29 2:25:12 AM  

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Remember guys, this weekend isn't about BBQ and beer or a day off work.


My dad argued otherwise.
 
2022-05-29 2:28:12 AM  
But, Benjamin Franklin saw people as cannon fodder, brick and morter to build the nation upon.  But okay God bless America.  Go Wolverines .
Play taps for me.
 
2022-05-29 2:51:44 AM  
-SALUTE AND TEAR-

Union Dixie be like
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2022-05-29 3:28:00 AM  

hardinparamedic: -SALUTE AND TEAR-

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I'll see your Union Dixie and raise you the original version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSSn3NddwFQ

The Jesus version that everyone knows was not even written until long after the war.
 
2022-05-29 3:36:31 AM  
My great-great-grandfather served in the Union army (lost his leg at Fredericksburg), my great-grandfather served in WWI (no injuries I know of), my grandfather  served in North Africa and Italy in WWII (badly damaged his lungs in a cargo accident), and my dad served in Viet Nam (lymphoma from Agent Orange plus blown out hearing from things that went boom).

So I guess what I'm saying is I come from a long line of poor people who got lucky enough. It's good to remember the ones that didn't and the incalculable cost they paid. Maybe we should figure out a way to not have to pay it moving forward.
 
2022-05-29 3:53:39 AM  
Never forget.
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2022-05-29 4:27:13 AM  
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2022-05-29 4:28:15 AM  

solokumba: ///don't wear a hat to get a free meal at Denny's


That's Veteran's Day.  You have to be dead via killed in action to get the free meal on Memorial day.
 
2022-05-29 4:32:08 AM  

winedrinkingman: hardinparamedic: -SALUTE AND TEAR-

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/yMwXXYtWkCc]

I'll see your Union Dixie and raise you the original version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSSn3NddwFQ

The Jesus version that everyone knows was not even written until long after the war.


Also, more importantly, here is a link to John Brown's sentencing statement, where he gives his version of his plan and his reasoning and views on slavery, which explain why he was so popular in the north, and how he was not the crazy madman with an irrational plan to overthrow the whole south (he was just hoping for a limited raid to carry as many slaves to freedom in Canada as he could)

Orson Wells reading John Brown's speech at his sentencing.
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2022-05-29 5:12:59 AM  
as a Confederate, Buster Keaton's technically a bad guy in "The General". Yes, Earnhardt fans-the loco's # was really "3"
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2022-05-29 6:35:55 AM  

winedrinkingman: winedrinkingman: hardinparamedic: -SALUTE AND TEAR-

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/yMwXXYtWkCc]

I'll see your Union Dixie and raise you the original version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSSn3NddwFQ

The Jesus version that everyone knows was not even written until long after the war.

Also, more importantly, here is a link to John Brown's sentencing statement, where he gives his version of his plan and his reasoning and views on slavery, which explain why he was so popular in the north, and how he was not the crazy madman with an irrational plan to overthrow the whole south (he was just hoping for a limited raid to carry as many slaves to freedom in Canada as he could)

[YouTube video: Orson Wells reading John Brown's speech at his sentencing.]


Yeah - I remember my school history, he really was portrayed as a loony or at best some condescending, "Well he tried but what can you expect?" shiat
 
2022-05-29 7:11:55 AM  
We re celebrating Kaminoans?
 
2022-05-29 7:13:24 AM  
CSB

My great great great grandfather, William McGrath, is buried in St. Paul Cemetery in Oswego, NY. He was a veteran of the Civil War.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18797091/william-mcgrath

On August 18, 1864 he enlisted in "D" Co. 184th NY Volunteer Inf. and was wounded at Cedar Creek VA Oct. 19, 1864. During the battle, he tripped going over the stone wall during the afternoon counterattack. As a result, he was trampled by his comrades, who thinking he had been killed marched over him. A marble worker prior to the Civil War, the resultant damage to his spine caused him to have seizures where he would lose muscular strength in his right leg causing him to fall uncontrollably.

On Wednesday, August 2, 1882, while cutting ice near the pump house on the Oswego River, he accidentally slipped in and was drowned. It was determined that the accident was as a result of his war injury. His eldest son, Thomas H. McGrath, went on to a distinguished career in the Oswego Police Department, and his granddaughter was my grandmother.

/CSB
 
2022-05-29 7:59:42 AM  
so punch anyone flying the stars and bars even harder today/tomorrow
 
2022-05-29 8:20:23 AM  

frankb00th: We re celebrating Kaminoans?


Since Tipoca City was destroyed we absolutely should be.
 
2022-05-29 8:22:46 AM  
Put the GAR battle flag on the Scion and drive around town?  That's gonna knock the mileage down to around 40 mpg.

Gotta think about that.

How about a window decal?  Like my marathon running accomplishment I felt needed sharing:  "0.0"
 
2022-05-29 8:25:55 AM  
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That doesn't look too bad.  Now to shop for a "Biden Won, You Sad, Crying, Biatches" flag.
 
2022-05-29 8:48:58 AM  

Spikescape: Never forget.
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The 2nd Battle of Geonosis - Fortunate Son
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/because of the island/jungle setting, it really works with Rogue One
 
2022-05-29 10:09:34 AM  
There's strong evidence that the first memorial day took place in Charleston, SC, when the African community reburied Union soldiers with respect near Hampton Park.  They were referred to as "The Martyrs of the Race Course".
 
2022-05-29 10:36:31 AM  

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Remember guys, this weekend isn't about BBQ and beer or a day off work.


They died to protect our ability to have a BBQ and a day off work, so it's a bit of both.
 
2022-05-29 11:56:06 AM  
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2022-05-29 11:57:50 AM  
And this too
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2022-05-29 12:24:05 PM  

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Pssh - that's a lie

/he appears and burns an entire 20 mile radius 'cause dammit he isn't gonna have to come back here and do this twice
 
2022-05-29 1:31:56 PM  

FlyingJ: as a Confederate, Buster Keaton's technically a bad guy in "The General". Yes, Earnhardt fans-the loco's # was really "3"
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I was at a revival theater showing the General and a kid sitting in front of me kept saying "But dad, he's a bad guy!"
 
2022-05-29 6:01:28 PM  
Harry Freakstorm:Now to shop for a "Biden Won, You Sad, Crying, Biatches" flag.

Huh, there's 13 over my local overpass in honor of the soldiers bombed at Kabul Airport(2 of their funeral processions drove beneath it) that pretty much says the same thing

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2022-05-29 8:39:16 PM  
My grandfather died before I was born.  He was USMC in ww1 (France) ww2 (pacific) aaaand Korea (frozen cho sin).  He was a gnarly scary "shell shocked" man by all accounts.  My life took a different direction after reading Smedley Butler.  Semper Fidelis.
 
2022-05-30 12:32:27 AM  
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