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2010 05-31 memorial day

  1. 1. Memorial Day May 31, 2010 A tribute created by… R. Lee Stevens Music by: ~ Joseph Kilna McKenzie ~ Scottish Bag Pipes & Drum Corps
  2. 2. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
  3. 3. <ul><li>“… we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. “ </li></ul>Thursday, November 19, 1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  4. 4. <ul><li>“… that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” </li></ul><ul><li>President Abraham Lincoln </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Charles Stuart MacKenzie, a sergeant in the Seaforth Highlanders, who along with hundreds of his brothers-in-arms from the Elgin-Rothes area in Moray, Scotland went to fight in the Great War. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sergeant MacKenzie was bayoneted to death at the age of 35, while defending one of his badly injured fellow soldiers in the hand-to-hand fighting of the trenches. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Joseph MacKenzie wrote and sang a haunting lament in memory of his great-grandfather </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>&quot;Sgt. MacKenzie&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Lay me down in the cold cold ground </li></ul><ul><li>Where before many more have gone </li></ul><ul><li>Lay me down in the cold cold ground </li></ul><ul><li>Where before many more have gone </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>When they come I will stand my ground </li></ul><ul><li>Stand my ground, I’ll not be afraid </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts of home take away my fear </li></ul><ul><li>Sweat and blood hide my veil of tears </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Once a year say a prayer for me </li></ul><ul><li>Close your eyes and remember me </li></ul><ul><li>Never more shall I see the sun </li></ul><ul><li>For I fell to a Germans gun </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Lay me down in the cold cold ground </li></ul><ul><li>Where before many more have gone </li></ul><ul><li>Lay me down in the cold cold ground </li></ul><ul><li>Where before many more have gone </li></ul><ul><li>Where before many more have gone </li></ul>
  12. 45. STEVE L J LAVERTY Farwell , Michigan CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service 196th Light Infantry Brigade His tour began on Oct 28, 1970 Casualty was on Dec 31, 1970   Panel 05W - Line 17
  13. 49. You who created us, who sustain us, who call us to live in peace, hear our prayer this day.
  14. 50. Hear our prayer for all who have died, whose hearts and hopes are known to you alone…
  15. 51. Hear our prayer for those who put the welfare of others ahead of their own: give us hearts as generous as theirs…
  16. 52. Hear our prayer for those who gave their lives in the service of others, and accept the gift of their sacrifice…
  17. 53. Help us to shape and make a world where we will put down the arms of war and live in the harvest of justice and peace…
  18. 54. Comfort those who grieve the loss of their loved ones: in our hearts let your healing be our hope.
  19. 55. Hear our prayer this day and in your mercy answer us in the name of all that is holy. Amen.
  20. 56. Remember Me…