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Memorial Day 2009

May 25, 2009

On this Memorial Day, we at AOR wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for all of those who paid the ultimate price to preserve our freedoms and way of life.  It is always important to think about why we engage in our holidays, especially this one, started in the 1868 as “Decoration Day” to [...]

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Memorial Day

May 26, 2008

To most, Memorial Day is the official kickoff to the summer season — pools, barbecue, the beach, movie marathons.  Lately, to more and more Americans its more solemn roots are revived.  It was a day first commemorated as “Decoration Day” to put flags and other items at the graves of friends or relatives who died [...]

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