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    Memorial Week-end Marathon

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    Is anyone for having a Memorial Week-end Marathon?

    From the 23rd of May to the 28th of May.
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    Oh, I'm up for another marathon

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    Never done one so I'm interested on how this is done?

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    I'll try to participate. I'm not working right now, so should have more time to play...
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    I should have some time to play. Maybe some Summer "kick-off" themes: vacation, travel, beach, garden, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosatlanta View Post
    I should have some time to play. Maybe some Summer "kick-off" themes: vacation, travel, beach, garden, etc...
    I like your theme suggestions!!

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    chaosalanta great ideas
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    Despite the current trends, Memorial Day isn't a shopping, swimming and BBQ holiday. Although, I am game for those themes. I have no idea what you do with for atc cards, with the following info. I think I would love a card with a CIVIL war soldier though.

    Here is what I found about Memorial Day

    It’s unclear exactly where the holiday originated—Charleston, S.C., Waterloo, N.Y., Columbus, Ga. and other towns all claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. The event in Charleston that may have precipitated Memorial Day offers poignant evidence of a country struggling to rebuild itself after a bloody war: 257 Union soldiers died in prison in Charleston during the Civil War and were buried in unmarked graves, and the town’s black residents organized a May Day ceremony in which they landscaped a burial ground to properly honor the soldiers.

    In the years following the Civil War, Memorial Day celebrations were scattered and, perhaps unsurprisingly, took root differently in the North and South. It wasn’t until after World War II that the holiday gained a strong following and national identity, and it wasn’t officially named Memorial Day until 1967.

    The final event that cemented the modern culture of Memorial Day in America was in 1968 when Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act, designating Memorial Day as the last Monday in May rather than May 30, as it had previously been observed. This ensured a three-day weekend and gave the day its current status as the unofficial beginning of summer, mixing serious reflection with more lighthearted fun.

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    Ok so besides civil war soldier, I would love to see watermelons.

    flamingos, Road trip, which is very close to the theme of vacations.

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    I will try and get some time.
    I remember the lead up to Memorial Day: the acquiring of poppies. These were small fabric flowers given by WWII vets. On Memorial Day there was a parade followed by a huge picnic. It was the kick off to summer. As a child, I did not know the significance of the poppy. Here is a link:
    https://www.maritime-executive.com/f...f-memorial-day

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    Lorna thanks for sharing the link. I so look forward to going to the Veterans Cemetery in North Dakota as both my parents are buried there. We always had a picnic in Memorial Day even when it used to be on the 30th of May. Before they changed it. Looked forward to that day.
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    Thank you for the explanation, CastleQueen. It isn't a holiday in Europe and I was totally unaware of it.

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    Lorna, thank you for the poppy link. I read the article.

    I vote for a theme of poppies now too!

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    I was thinking since this is a memorial day kind of theme it would be approprite to have a memorial theme, literally cards that show the thanks for the soilders

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    In Australia we don't have a Memorial Day, we have a Remembrance Day on Nov 11 - all schools have a minute silence at 11am on that day and many public venues do as well. This was the date and time that the Armistice for WWI was signed.
    Our RSL (Returned Servicemen's League) sells poppies for this day and they are starting to be sold for ANZAC Day (Apr 25, celebrating the first major military action by the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps - the landing at Gallipoli). As a country we were only 13 years old at the time.
    I second the vote for poppies as a theme.

    Those of us who live Down Under are heading into Winter and a long drought of public holidays (the next is not till October) so Summer memories and plans for vacation sound like fun.

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    Has anybody else seen the new WWI stamps? Nice. I went to the PO today to buy stamps and came home with stamps of WWI, trains and post office murals. If you are collecting different kinds of stamps for your ATCs and you trade with me you can request the kind of stamp you want on the envelope.

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    I bought the train ones the day that they came out IN the town where the 2 trains met in 1869. Yes, I was there with 20,000 other history geeks. Mitt Romney was there, the ambassadors of China and Ireland too. Some other important government officials, that I didnt know. They also reenacted the first ceremony, with the same speeches, The original participants couldn't come*. haha.

    I got some postcards, postmarked from the town PO with the date May 10. 2019. Not sure why I will do with them, save them and look at them. I gave one to my favorite PO worker, who also makes sure I know that there are new stamps coming out.

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    Like Australia, Canada celebrates Remembrance Day on November 11 and veterans organizations sell poppies (not real ones) that can be pinned to one's lapel. I like the theme of poppies and of celebrating the soldiers.
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    I hope I can play. Thanks for the invite!
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