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Memorial Day

Since 1868, the United States has observed Memorial Day as a national holiday on this day.  It was originally known as Decoration Day, in honor of the Civil War’s fallen.  286 more words

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Maifest in Dutzow

Sunday, May 1st 2016, Missouri Germans Consortium and Blumenhof Winery will hold a tribute to Springtime and a German Heritage Cultural Fest with their first Maifest Celebration. 156 more words


Friedrich Muench

From German Revolutionary to Missouri Statesman

Dorris Keeven-Franke  April 14, 2011

Never one to shirk his duty, no matter how difficult, Friedrich Muench, Chairman of the select committee on the establishment of an Invalid Asylum, somberly addressed the Senate Chamber on February 6, 1864, “We would be unworthy the services rendered by our brave soldiers for the rescue of our country, if we would fail to provide for the welfare of those who were disabled in its defense.” Then continued, “On the other hand, it is our painful duty to take into consideration the financial condition of our down-trodden State… Should Congress, as we hope and have a right to expect, refund our expenses for the services of our militia, then we will have the necessary means to establish a home for our disabled soldiers.”(1) 2,533 more words