The History of Memorial Day
Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers.
During that first national commemoration (continue reading)
In Peggy Grande’s book, The President Will See You Now, she writes, “He (Ronald Reagan) would often brag, with pride that out of all the nations in the world, ours was the only constitution that began with the three simple words, “We the People.” “Ours,” he would say, “is the only constitution in which ‘We the People’ tell the government what to do, not the other way around.” This wasn’t just a nicely turned phrase to him; it was a core belief.”
Today is election day, unlike other countries, “we the people” chose our leaders. Get out and vote for the candidate who best represents the values you want to see in office.
Not sure where to go to vote? Go to https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/pollingplaceinfo.aspx
If you have not made your reservation for the PA Ag Republican’s KY Derby Party and would like to attend, please call 570-850-5975. See you Saturday!
A special thanks to John and Karen Gilbrook for hosting the first PA Ag Republican KY Derby Party in 2017 at Gilbrook Farms.
The second annual PA Ag Republican KY Derby Event will be held Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at the Steve and Jill Stem Farm in Julian, PA.
We had a lot of fun in 2017, don’t miss the 2018 fun! Did you make your reservations?
To view pictures from the 2017 party go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/paagrepublicans/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1429356363753832
Donnie Millabrand will be entertaining at the PA Ag Republican KY Derby Party on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. He will be releasing a new song at this event. Did you make your reservations?
My Old Kentucky Home
The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
‘Tis summer, the people are gay
The 1 corn top’s ripe and the meadow’s in the 1 bloom
While the birds make music all the 1 day
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor
All merry, all happy and
Join the PA Ag Republicans for a KY Derby Party on May 5th, 2018. Lots of fun and friends.