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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

This post was published on Memorial Day 2010.  I'm republishing this most memorable and favorite post for Memorial Day 2011.  
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I am so proud to be an American.  I belong to The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

A descendant of a patriot who with unfailing loyalty rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War.

I had the honor to visit Colonial Williamsburg during a Memorial Day Commemorative Program.

Colonial Williamsburg presents a modern service honoring military veterans who died while serving their country.

I am joining Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. I want to share with you my moving experience on Memorial Day. Please link back to Mary's house and see more Mosaics.

The Fife and Drum support the procession that starts at the Palace. Prayers are given and musket volleys are fired at the Palace and the Churchyard. 

The rector and women from the town start the procession at the palace by placing an olive branch wreath at the front gate.  They proceed to Bruton Parish Church and place a wreath there, and on to the French Grave site to place a wreath to honor those interred in or near those sites from  the American Revolution and the War Between the States.
A brief commemorative service with musket and cannon volleys take place at the French Grave site.  The French Grave site is the only location where the cannon is fired.  It was a very moving experience listening to the cannon fire and being grateful for the freedom I love.   

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Betty @ My Cozy Corner


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