Memorial Day- Vid

Memorial Day and military funeral services from American Civil War to Operation Iraqi Freedom:

“Echo Taps” played by the US Marine Band.Photos from: Library of Congress, National Archives and Records, Dover Air Force Base, and Wikipedia:

  1. Civil War veteran standing and saluting with a Boy Scout and a soldier at a gravesite in Oak Woods Cemetery on Memorial Day. (LOC)
  2. With a canvas tarpaulin for a church and packing cases for an altar, a Navy chaplain holds mass for Marines at Saipan. The service was held in memory of brave buddies who lost their lives in the initial landings.” Sgt. Steele, June 1944. (NARA)
  3. The crew of the USS SOUTH DAKOTA stands with bowed heads, while Chaplain N. D. Lindner reads the benediction held in honor of fellow shipmates killed in the air action off Guam on June 19, 1944. July 1, 1944 (NARA)
  4. Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, D.C. (LOC)
  5. A Marine at Vietnam Memorial on 4th July 2002. (Wikipedia)
  6. Ceremonies for offloading caskets at Dover Air Force Base, casualties from OIF. (Dover AFB)
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Comments (2)

I want to purchase your Memorial Day DVD to use at my father’s funeral.

He was a fighter pilot in the 4th fighter squadron, 52nd fighter group during WWII.

Holly John Blythe
13563 W 49 St.
KS 66216

Comment added by Holly John Blythe on 10.26.11

sorry, Holly, there is no DVD of this. just the YouTube vid. but you can download that for free using the the Video DownloadHelper:

and condolences to you for your dad.

Comment added by BG on 10.26.11

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