• Short Summary

    A couple of unrelated news items are worth repeating this Memorial Day.

    For the first time?

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    A couple of unrelated news items are worth repeating this Memorial Day.

    For the first time in a generation there are no wars being fought anywhere in the world.

    There are less than 90 widows of Civil war soldiers who are still alive.

    Memorial Day dates back to an order in 1868 by General John began who directed that graves of Civil War dead be decorated. Hence, its other name, "decoration day."
    Memorial Day today honours American dead of all wars, here and overseas.

    American fighting men rest in 84 national cemeteries and are buried or memorialized in Mexico, Manila, the Netherlands, North Africa, Florence, and Flanders' Field.

    John McCrae, in his poem, "In Flanders' Field," wrote, "If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep tho' poppies grow in Flanders' Field."
    We pause this Memorial Day to honor the memory of almost half a million American fighting men who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA8OTL4EEB8PB0A5B8M06TQDIR
    Media URN:
    VLVAA8OTL4EEB8PB0A5B8M06TQDIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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