In this special Memorial Day episode, we delve into the rich history and significance of this solemn holiday. Join us as we explore the origins of Memorial Day, tracing its roots back to the aftermath of the American Civil War and the establishment of Decoration Day. Learn about the evolution of this commemorative day into a nationally recognized observance and a federal holiday.
We also take a closer look at the distinctions between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, understanding the unique purposes and meanings behind each occasion. Discover the profound significance of honoring the fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
We explore the concept of Gold Star Families, delving into the experiences and challenges faced by those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. We gain a deeper understanding of the resilience and strength exhibited by these families, as well as the importance of acknowledging and supporting them.
Additionally, we cover how Memorial Day is celebrated across the nation, examining the various traditions, memorials, and ceremonies that pay tribute to our fallen heroes. From parades and flag ceremonies to moments of silence and remembrance, we highlight the ways in which communities come together to honor those who have served.
As part of our tribute to Memorial Day, we have the privilege of interviewing Debbie Lee, Gold Star Mother and founder of America’s Mighty Warriors, Tammy Pulaski, Gold Star Mother and head of the Arizona Department of the American Gold Star Mothers organization, Thad Forrester, Gold Star Brother, and Tony Price, head of the Gold Star Ride Foundation. These remarkable individuals share their personal stories and insights, shedding light on the invaluable support provided to military and Gold Star Families.
Join us as we honor and remember the brave men and women who have given their lives in service to our country on this poignant and heartfelt Memorial Day special.
Links & Resources
- SGT Steven DeLuzio Memorial Fund
- Gold Star Ride
- The Mark Forester Foundation
- Americas Mighty Warriors
- American Gold Star Mothers
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