A Memorial Day reminder

Originally known as Decoration Day to remember the horrible costs to both sides of the American Civil War, the name (and purpose) was changed after WWI.

This is the USNA Glee Club’s remembrance with the Navy Hymn and with the USS Arizona Memorial as background.

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Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice. :pray:t2:

Craig
United States Marine Corps Retired.

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And here, performed in Grace Cathedral (because listening just once isn’t enough).

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Semper Fi, Craig.
Jan, I saw that one and liked it, too. I was really hoping to find the version sung by the Navy Men’s Choir for the old TV series “Silent Service.” Alas, it doesn’t seem to be anywhere.

When I was a regular visitor at the USO around the corner from the US Grant Hotel in San Diego, singing that hymn was the opening ceremony every weekend day. Then, we’d play pinochle.

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