Thursday, May 23, 2013

Friday Face's from the Past - Honor Veterans in ALL Wars

Editor's note: Today's post was compiled by Sandra Gardner-Benward

DID YOU KNOW.... May is Veteran's Poppy Month

The red poppy has become an international symbol of rememberance to honor all who have suffered in war. For the full story of Flanders Field and the red poppy visit Red Poppies  [story from Citrus Heights Messenger pg3 second edition for May2013]

DID YOU KNOW............ Memorial Day Service at Sylvan Cemetery                                     

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This day is often confused with Veterans Day which is observed on November 1 and celebrates the service of all U. S. military veterans.
Every year, Sylvan Cemetery in Citrus Heights honors those who gave their lives in the defense of their country. This year the Memorial Day service will be held on Monday May 27, 2013 at Sylvan Cemetery, 7401 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights. Beginning at 10:30am with a walk through the historical section- about 30 minutes ending at the gazebo where there will be a one hour ceremony. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. [information from Sylvan Cemetery]

DID YOU KNOW........ Memorial Day, formerly known as Declaration Day, orginiated after the American Civil War in 1868 to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civel War. The end of May seemed to be appropriate since many spring flowers are available. By the 20th century Memorial Day has been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars in the past 236 years.

DID YOU KN OW- American Military Appreciation Month:

                                        Honoring your family that fought for their country

Four Web Sites Offering FREE ACCESS to Military Records for a Limited Time, MyHeritage and are offering military records for free in honor of Memorial Day. Fold3 is making its just-completed US Colored Troops service records collection free to mark the USCT's sesquicentennial (150). 

Here is your opportunity to look through all types of military records for free at paid sites but it is for a limited time.

 FindMyPast  free access to military records from May 23 - 27

MyHeritage  free access to military record collections till May 28 
free access to military records till May 27

 Fold3 US Colored Troops (USCT) service records collection is free to everyone till May 31
 Make it a memorable Memorial Day   
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