Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Memorial day 2022.

It’s Memorial Day, often dubbed “the Gateway to Summer” … but please don’t forget the real reason we commemorate, NOT celebrate, this day. I had photos and a narrative all ready to go about my local treks this Spring. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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“The Healing Field” 2021.

I have written before about Memorial Park, a venue in my City that is dedicated to all Lincoln Park fallen war heroes. There is a permanent granite monument honoring those service personnel, and, in pre-pandemic times, the City’s annual parade … Continue reading

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Flags and flowers for a subdued Memorial Day 2020.

Flags at federal buildings and national monuments are flying at half-staff across the U.S. this entire holiday weekend to honor the COVID-19 victims, as ordered by the President. While that is both sad and admirable, I hope that Memorial Day … Continue reading

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So, are you “toes up” this Memorial Day weekend?

It’s our first long holiday of the year here in the U.S. Usually by the end of May, this long weekend, typically called “the Gateway to Summer”, is always such a welcome respite from our usually hectic daily lives. But, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2019.

Today was the Island Road Runners’ Memorial Day 5K/8K Run/Walk on Grosse Ile, Michigan.  (That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?)  I saw it advertised in the online version of the local paper a few weeks ago and thought this might be … Continue reading

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Forward … march!

I don’t always hurry through the ‘hood when I walk.  Sometimes I take my good old sweet time.  Today was such a day. Yesterday’s weather was abysmal – there is no other word for it.  From early morning until nightfall, … Continue reading

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