Memorial Day

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2014/05/25 06:51:27 (permalink)

Memorial Day

hi what are you all doing for Memorial Day? Any Picnics, BBQ's or traditional menus or recipes?
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    leethebard
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/25 11:15:56 (permalink)
    My kids are home from college so we're going to enjoy being all together with a simple backyard barbecue....putting some baby back ribs on the grill...beer wine, and love!!!
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/25 11:24:49 (permalink)
    Racing all day.  F1 at 7:30AM, Indy 500 at 11:00AM and NASCAR at 6:00PM.  Roz is getting her hair done and bringing some KFC extra crispy thighs with cole slaw and mashed potatoes with extra gravy and I ain't moving except to refresh my cocktail. Lotsa boat traffic and I watch some of the races on my deck which also has a big TV.
     
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/25 11:48:46 (permalink)
    Sounds great guys...
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/25 12:29:44 (permalink)
    We're heading to the cemetery with a bunch of flowers for the graves of soldiers who don't have anyone to decorate them. After that, just hanging around the house, nothing really all that special. I'll probably make up a bunch of salads today for a cold dinner tomorrow since I won't have time to cook. We don't really have a food tradition, just the decorating of graves.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/25 13:39:04 (permalink)
    Every Memorial Day I always reminisce back to my youth as a Cub Scout & Boy Scout. We would put flags on the graves of the fallen the day before and then march in the Memorial Day Parade that would go from the "Protestant" Cemetery to the "Catholic" Cemetery. There would be speeches and a Rifle Salute and a Bugler playing Taps. After the Parade we would go to the ice cream shop for a cone. A simpler time and place.  
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/25 13:50:46 (permalink)
    Beth and Jim that is the true spirit of Memorial Day honoring those who protected our freedom!
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/25 18:24:47 (permalink)
    We'll be going to the Veterans Memorial Park here in Gahanna for ceremonies honoring those who gave the last full measure of devotion to their country.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/25 21:11:22 (permalink)
    I'm in Cherokee, NC with Dolly Parton.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/26 04:13:33 (permalink)
    Poverty Pete

    I'm in Cherokee, NC with Dolly Parton.

    You are having a wonderful day.that is for sure!

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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/26 10:10:26 (permalink)
    Doing Cornell style 1/2 chickens, marinated overnight, yum.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/26 10:33:04 (permalink)
    Service at Veteran's Park, then back to the American Legion Post for hot dogs.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/26 11:37:21 (permalink)
    Heading to the ballpark.
     
    Seeing Dolly Parton sounds like a great day, too. 
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/26 11:47:48 (permalink)
    Poverty Pete

    I'm in Cherokee, NC with Dolly Parton.

    Can't get away from her, eh?
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/26 12:12:03 (permalink)
    One more week. Then she is going to Europe, and I'll be heading out to Santa Clara
    to be with Vanguard for the summer. The good times just keep on coming.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/26 12:13:14 (permalink)
    Can't wait for Vanguard to get here again. Oh, and you, too.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/26 14:40:24 (permalink)
    I hope that somewhere in the Great Beyond Edwin Starr bought Pete Seeger a beer.
     
    And that maybe someone's listening.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/27 08:24:31 (permalink)
    I was thinking about it ...
    After many years traveling with various racing entities, I've usually wound up in out of the way places and could never pass by a small town Memorial Day service.
    I remember one in particular outside of Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.  In 2008, I posted it once before, but it is heart warming:
     

     
    ... I didn't want to be intrusive, so I grabbed this picture at an odd angle.
     
    Yesterday, I was driving from Sebring, Florida to Palm Beach and wound up in Okeechobee and enjoyed being part of their celebration.  
     
    Finally wound up in Jupiter to eat at a place called Hog Snapper's for their Big Ass Club (essentially roast beef, turkey, pastrami, corned beef, lettuce, bacon, tomato) ... I took a picture, I'll try to upload it and post it.
     
     
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/27 10:02:25 (permalink)
    That is truly a great picture.  If my father were still alive (WWII vet), he and my mother would look something like that. 
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/27 13:50:20 (permalink)
    It seems that recently there's been a greater recognition and appreciation for our current Servicemen and Women and Veterans, both past and present, and that's a good thing.
    Has anyone else noticed it also?
    Here is a list of Various Veterans Service Organizations that you can help:
    http://www.va.gov/vso/VSO-Directory_2013-2014.pdf
    (There are several blank pages at the beginning so keep clicking)
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/05/27 13:52:59
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/27 14:12:51 (permalink)
    I have noticed that, and while I agree that it's a good thing, there will always be a part of me (as a Navy brat, Navy ex-fiance twice over, who has dated more military guys than not, and with a sister who works for the DoD) that is infuriated by the general population's insistence that Memorial Day and Veteran's Day are interchangeable holidays. They are not.
     
    Memorial Day: The day the United States honours, remembers, and salutes those who gave their lives while serving in the United States military.

    Veteran's Day: The day the United States honours and salutes those who served or are serving in the United States military.

    Small, yet VERY important, difference.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/27 14:57:11 (permalink)
    felix4067

    I have noticed that, and while I agree that it's a good thing, there will always be a part of me (as a Navy brat, Navy ex-fiance twice over, who has dated more military guys than not, and with a sister who works for the DoD) that is infuriated by the general population's insistence that Memorial Day and Veteran's Day are interchangeable holidays. They are not.
    Memorial Day: The day the United States honours, remembers, and salutes those who gave their lives while serving in the United States military.
    Veteran's Day: The day the United States honours and salutes those who served or are serving in the United States military.
    Small, yet VERY important, difference.

    People forget history.
    Memorial Day was originally established as "Decoration Day" by General John A. Logan.
    In his General Order No. 11, dated May 5, 1868, G.A.R. Commander-in-Chief General John A. Logan declared May 30 to be "Decoration Day", calling upon the Grand Army of the Republic membership to make the May 30 observance an annual occurrence. Although not the first time war graves had been decorated, Logan's order effectively established "Memorial Day" as the day upon which Americans now pay tribute to all our nation's war casualties, missing-in-action, and deceased veterans.
    It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
    Originally, Logan's orders established Decoration Day for Union Soldiers only. Women in the South established Declaration Days for Confederate Soldiers. One of the first occurred in Columbus, Miss., April 25, 1866, when a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in battle at Shiloh. Nearby were the graves of Union soldiers, neglected because they were the enemy. Disturbed at the sight of the bare graves, the women placed some of their flowers on those graves, as well.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/27 19:40:15 (permalink)
    I marched (walked) in the local parade, noticed that some of the flags that I'd placed on Marine graves were stolen, agreed with other vets that the crowd again seems to be shrinking, and worst of all quietly fumed that The Sergeant Major Douglas Bridge to Cape Cod, is still usually called by the old name "Bourne Bridge" in traffic reports.
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/27 19:54:05 (permalink)
    Here's what happened in Beaver County, PA with the opening of the Veteran's Memorial Bridge
    http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/residents-turn-out-to-honor-veterans-dedicate-new-bridge/article_a7fff63f-fe83-5536-ab98-4295f238afbd.html
    There were a limited number of "bricks" to be purchased.........I got one for my father that read:
    S/SGT Mike Grey
    593rd JASCO
    1940-1945
     
     
    post edited by lleechef - 2014/05/27 19:55:28
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    Re:Memorial Day 2014/05/27 20:33:30 (permalink)
    lleechef

    Here's what happened in Beaver County, PA with the opening of the Veteran's Memorial Bridge
    http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/residents-turn-out-to-honor-veterans-dedicate-new-bridge/article_a7fff63f-fe83-5536-ab98-4295f238afbd.html
    There were a limited number of "bricks" to be purchased.........I got one for my father that read:
    S/SGT Mike Grey
    593rd JASCO
    1940-1945

    Very nice. We owe a debt of gratitude to him for his service.
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