Memorial Day 2014

by on May 28, 2012 · 8 comments

in American Empire, Veterans, War and Peace

(originally posted May 26, 2008.)

Editor: As the text within the graphic above states this was produced in 1963 by Dana Junior High School students who were in print shop. It is interesting to note that Steve Zivolich and Frank Gormlie were both involved in the anti-Viet Nam war movement at their respective college campuses back in the late sixties and early seventies.

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doug porter May 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

hmmm… check this out:
According to Professor David Blight of Yale University, the first Memorial Day took place on May 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC, after a group of African-Americans, mostly former slaves, gave 257 Union soldiers a proper burial. The black community in Charleston then consecrated the new cemetary with “an unforgettable parade of 10,000 people,” led by 3,000 black school children. It was initially called “Decoration Day.”


Frank Gormlie May 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

Talk about being a rat pack! I saved this from 1963!


Daniel Bille May 27, 2014 at 9:08 am

Thank goodness you did Frank, this is a true treasure. Thank you for sharing. I’d like to post it around the base on North Island if you have a link to a higher resolution photo I can print, if you don’t have any objection.


Old Hermit Dave May 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Since 9/11/01 our troops have died not FOR our FREEDOM but for the right of our Government to CURTAIL OUR FREEDOM.


gristmiller May 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm



Frank Gormlie May 27, 2014 at 8:54 am

I lost an uncle I never met in World War II.


Dave Rice May 26, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Two shades of wow – this is the sixth time Frank has brought out this re-hash – the Rag has been around 6 years?!? No, it popped up during the year I moved back east before coming back to the beach…7, 8 years? Wow.

My kid wasn’t even in kindergarten the first time I saw this post. She now attends Dana. Wow.


Frank Gormlie May 27, 2014 at 8:52 am

Dave Rice – we began publishing late Oct 2007 – Wow! Plus I’m meeting Steve Zivolich to go boogie boarding on 6/6; anyone got an extra Xtra large wetsuit? Mine was stolen last summer off the roof of my car while parked in north OB.


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