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Page 6 Memorial Day bt Clartnben .tws Dear EdiWr, In Memory Of oooo Specials oooo 5 Styrofoam Cups 69 Aqua Net $2 91 Travel Size 2.50z 7996oz. Planters Peanuts 00,oz. $2.99 Northern Napkins 00100069 100 9 Paper Plates 99 Bamboo Plate Holders 4/99 ACT 1I Light ABag . =. "d  Chronl IVIIIL, IIJWf a,  ,oz..39 ,0oz. 69 Flamgo Fire Starter $2.49 PbarnTacy (8O6) 874-5201 *Heahh Mar is Heahk mar Officially Memorial Day is the last Monday in May, this date was designated a federal holiday, by law, in 1971. The origins of Memorial Day or Decoration Day was first recog- nized in 1866 to honor the memory of those who served in the Grand Army of the Republic, (Federal Army) and has been a day revered by many since. Perhaps the most beautiful memorial event took place at Columbus, Mississippi on April 25, 1866, when four women at Friendship Cemetery decorated the graves of their fallen Con- federate soldiers. Here the addi- tional act of decorating the graves of 40 Federal soldiers, buried there, brought about the writing of the poem, "The Blue and Gray", by Francis Miles Finch. The last stan- za of his poem quoted here: "No more shall the way cry sever, or the winding rivers be red; They banish our anger forever When they laurel the graves of our deadl Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment day: Love and tears for the Blue, Tears and love for the Gray." 1867 In 1868, May 30 was desig- nated a special day for honoring the graves of deceased soldiers - both How may we show our thank- you for those who were called upon to serve? Proudly display and respect our national flag[ The Stars and Stripes; the most popular name for the red, white and blue national flag of the United States, has been our nation- al symbol - in one form or another - for over 200 years. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Ways and American Legion Posts all across the nation will honor their dead comrades on Memorial Day by placing the Stars and Stripes upon each veterans grave. Memorial Day will be a holiday for most of us. A day for picnics, cook-outs, bali games, etc. Enjoy this holiday to it's tidiest, every veteran wishes this for you. But, it is to also appropriate that each one of us show respect for our military dead as an honorable and desired event. Display our national flag on Memorial Day. There is a publish- ed set of rules for handling and displaying the Stars and Stripes: Some of these rules are em- phasized here; 1) No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the U.S. Flag. 2) On Memorial Day, the public Flags should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. 3) The U.S. Flag should never be used as drapery, never festoned. The Flag should always be allowed to fall free. Blue, white and red bunting should be used for decorations. 4) When the Flag is placed upon a 1 Thursday, May 26, --llirsday Futionalesq Seminar Hent  ]'enneth Knowles, A--Central Bail Bonds, I an educational seminar the Harvey Hotel in Texas on April 30, 1994. The nat was Dr. Monks, director Research Institute, Texas. Dr. Monks is the educational authority bail in the United St Falls, Lubbock, Borger, and Plainview were in The main subject matter pro-trial release region and the correct to rearrest a defenda Legislative Laws that pertain U Bail Bond Industry. Knowles had been a member  Professional Bondsmen of for seventeen years and is Board of Trustees. He is Legislation for both the National Associations and founding member of the sional bondsmen of the States. members will remove all flags from the graves at the dose of Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th. Any American Legion mem- bers in this area are cordially in- vited to take part in decorating the cemetery. C.N. 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Kodak D=Oer gO a GOOd LOOk at the Your L,e ATTH H AT Air Conditioners and , Evaporative Coolers Stock Nowl in Furniture & A 214 S. Kamey 874-3412 country and whoes bodies now lie in almost every dty, village and hamlet cemetery in the land." How appropriate the senti- merit of G. 0. 11is today. I donot believe there is a cemetery in the land which does not contain the remains of persons who died in the military service of our country. Union and Confederate. Fromthe grave, see that it will not touch the COLOR PH( SecretaryoftheArmy, May5,1808, ground and do not leave it there General Order No. 11 begins -- indefinitely. h Fll, "The 30th of May 1868 is desig- On Sunday morning, May nated for the purpose of strewing 29th, members of our local VFW with flowers, and otherwise Post 7782 will place individual flags decorating the graves of comrades on each veterans grave in our who died in the defense of their Citizens Cemetery. The VFW WALLET sIZE