Memorial Day

Glory to God for All Things

In America, today is called “Memorial Day.” It was originally established to remember the fallen soldiers of the American War Between the States (Civil War) in the 19th century. Today it commemorates all fallen soldiers of the nation. It marks the unofficial beginning of the Summer holidays and is not often kept as a day of memory. This short video has the Russian hymn Vechnaya Pamyat, “Memory Eternal,” which is intoned in services for the departed.

Too many, everywhere, have died in wars within the memory of those whom I’ve known. May their memory be eternal!

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