Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day - #3924 - VIDEO: Robert Hurt's Memorial Day Tribute (2) A Trip to Arlington National Cemetery is a Fitting Way to Celebrate Memorial Day - Townhall

Robert Hurt Memorial Day Tribute - “Hi. I’m Robert Hurt. “It’s a profound honor to be able to represent the people of Virginia’s 5th District here in Washington, D.C. “Today, I am at the Korean War Memorial located on our national mall. “It is a place where Americans from all over our country come every year to reflect upon the sacrifices of our service men and service women. “As we approach Memorial Day, I hope that you will join me in thanking those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.” 

Robert Hurt Memorial Day Weekend Schedule: Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM: Robert Hurt To Present U.S. Flag To New American Legion Post 47: Chatham Depot, Chatham Saturday, May 26, 11:15 AM: Robert Hurt To Attend Virgilina Summerfest: 1160 7th Street, Virgilina Saturday, May 26, 2:00 PM: Robert Hurt To Participate In Gretna Memorial Day Parade: 302 Franklin Blvd. Street, Gretna (Parade begins in front of Gretna Drugs) Sunday, May 27, 12:15 PM: Robert Hurt To Attend Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony: 5607 Gordonsville Road, Keswick Sunday, May 27, 2:00 PM: Robert Hurt To Stop By Vietnam War Memorial: 6265 Spring Hill Road, Ruckersville Monday, May 28, 9:00 AM: Robert Hurt To Deliver Remarks At Prince Edward County Memorial Day Tribute: Prince Edward Courthouse, 124 N. Main Street, Farmville Monday, May 28, 11:00 AM: Robert Hurt To Present Flag And Pay Tribute To Evelyn Kowalchuk At D-Day Memorial: 3 Overlord Circle, Beford Tuesday, May 29, 11:00 AM: Robert Hurt To Attend Veterans Ceremony Luncheon: G.E. Intelligent Platforms, 2500 Country Road 1575, Charlottesville.

A Trip to Arlington National Cemetery is a Fitting Way to Celebrate Memorial Day - Townhall - "Welcome to Arlington National Cemetery, our nation's most sacred shrine. Please conduct yourselves with dignity and respect at all times." Meditating on the upcoming Memorial Day, I entered the cemetery just as a legion of eighth graders invaded as well. Kids that age conducting themselves with dignity and respect at all times? That seemed as likely as having all 4-year-olds show perseverance throughout the marshmallow test: Eat one now, or sit for 20 minutes and you'll get two. But, surprise! The eighth graders walked along quietly, even reverently. The rows of white tombstones marching up the hills do that to you. One of the main tourist attractions, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, announces in engraved words, "Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God." Two hundred persons, including a platoon of blue-shirted elementary schoolers, sat and stood quietly as a soldier from the 3rd Infantry marched back and forth by the tomb, 21 steps each time, symbolizing a 21-gun salute.  Read more..........

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