Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Day’

The “Woke” General
Who Launched Memorial Day

By Ray Cavanaugh Tracing the origins of Memorial Day can become rather convoluted. After all, about two-dozen U.S. communities claim to have held the first such commemoration. On a less contested level, Gen. John A. Logan was the man who established an official day to honor military persons who made the ultimate sacrifice. Born onRead more..

Rolling Thunder’s Last Ride

  “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln (quote on the home page of Rolling Thunder’s website)   The Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” will ride through D.C. one last time on Sunday, May 26. After 31Read more..

Hospitality and History in the American South

History abounds on a tour that began in Washington, D.C. and visited Civil War battlefields, colonial towns, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. ℘℘℘ As you might expect, Memorial Day weekend is a popular time to visit the nation’s capitol. There are celebrations, a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn, andRead more..

Weekly Comment:
A Year of Passages

Irish America looks back at those we lost over the last year, and remembers the great influence each of these people had on the American Irish experience. ℘℘℘ Cardinal Edward M. Egan 1932 – 2015 Cardinal Edward M. Egan, the former archbishop of New York, died in March of cardiac arrest at the age of 82.Read more..