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Respectful and disrespectful at Memorial Day ceremony in Augusta



Having survived a worldwide pandemic, the gray-haired pensioners, legionnaires and veterans gathered once again Monday – after a two-year hiatus - at the intersection of Broad and Fourth streets for Memorial Day.

A color guard from Fort Gordon raised the flags of America, state of Georgia and MI...

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  1. When I was growing up in Augusta, Memorial Day was not for getting drunk, being loud and shooting fireworks. We went with our uncles, grand-uncles and grandfathers and other men from the American Legion to put American flags on Veterans’ graves. After a few hours of that, we attended ceremonies at various memorials around town, singing patriotic songs and listening to stories of American heroes. Then we gathered at places like Lake Olmstead to eat with family and listen to our relatives who made it home from war while they told us what it was like to serve and protect. It made us all very proud to know them and to be Americans.

  2. Memorial Day.

    Saturday night at the Little 500 in Anderson, Indiana, Sunday at the Indy 500 and Coke 600 their were somber, respectful, emotional and tear filled ceremonies and nobody among the 500,000+ booed or were disrespectful.

    Instead of writing about the wonderful ceremony downtown you couldn’t help yourself from going full media and pointing out a very few bad actors.

    This was a great article until…

    I expect better from ATP and you.

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