Memorial Day 2014

Originally known as Decoration Day, the U.S. tradition of annually remembering and honoring those soldiers who have fallen while serving in the armed forces began after the American Civil War.

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For several decades the day commemorated those Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that battle. By the 20th Century, tribute was extended to all those who had died in service to their country.

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Thank you all for the ultimate sacrifice.

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Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day is the specific day set aside to remember and honor those men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

The recognition began following the Civil War to commemorate both Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the conflict and was originally known as Decoration Day.

While there are several variations of the origins and first use of the bugle (or trumpet) musical piece, “Taps,” it is this tune that is so closely associated with Memorial Day Services.


A moment of silence for those who gave their lives in the service of their country.

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In Honor and Remembrance of Those Who Have Served: Veteran’s Day 11-11-11

In honor and remembrance of, and thanks to, all U.S. veterans who have served, particularly family members who enlisted and deployed during World War II.

Royce M. Krepps, uncle   Claude Krepps, Jr., uncle 
Edwin S. Benham, step-father 

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