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April 16, 1866 Pleasant Paths

On April 16, 1866, the American Civil War was barely a year in the past.  An unknown widow brought her children to the Hiller Cemetery, near Carbondale, Illinois.   485 more words

Brian's E-Journal "The Soldier"

*Author’s Note: For those who are new to this site, this particular entry is a repost.  I first wrote this particular story a little over 2 years ago and have never done another because I don’t think I could surpass its message.  942 more words

Logan, WV (1913)

From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this story dated May 23, 1913:

The Call to Arms

Ladies of Logan, we need you, and ask your unfailing support against filth and flies. 337 more words


[EP PREMIERE] Decoration Day - Blind Contour

Whilst probably not recommended for everyone, post break-up music never did Fleetwood Mac any harm. Following in their footsteps are Toronto-based group Decoration Day. The six-piece band are led by former couple Justin Orok and Tiffany Wu, who formed the band when they were together and continued it after their break-up an experience they describe as, 468 more words

Memorial Day 2017

This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day, a day of remembrance. Memorial Day began to honor and celebrate Union Soldiers who died serving their country during the Civil War. 996 more words


A time to be silent . . .

When the tourist buses leave, quiet descends and shadows begin to fall over the battlefields. A hush falls over the land, and it’s hard not to speak in whispers. 621 more words