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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 6:41pm

Memorial Day Word Search



Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It 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. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day (original name of Memorial Day), as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.

It is now observed on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971. In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

"We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies."

She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.

Shortly before Memorial Day in 1922 the VFW became the first veterans’ organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later their “Buddy” Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans.

Since the year 2000, at 3 p.m. local time, it is custom for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”

With a monsoon of respect and thanks to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, may you rest in peace.

WAR2 Glory Team

(Source: http://www.usmemorialday.org/?page_id=2)

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Sunday, May 28th 2017, 6:49pm

In commemoration of Memorial Day, I have prepared a Word Search puzzle. Everyone who finishes this puzzle will get a Mass Mobilization.


What you need to do:
  • Right click the puzzle below and Save to your PC. Then use MS Paint or other imaging software to find the words and mark them however you see fit to show you found them.
  • All words must be found and clearly marked as found on the puzzle to get a prize.
  • Screen shot your puzzle once you are done, upload to an image placeholder (Lightshot program does this easily, or you may upload your screen shot to imgur.com or even Photobucket.com).
  • Include your Commander name EXACTLY as it appears in game, as well as the server you play.
  • Send a Private Message to Vilya with the above information. (Repeat, valid screen shot link + Commander name EXACTLY as it appears in game + Server name).
  • Failure to follow all instructions above will result in no prize for you.


Start: Monday - May 29, 2017 at 00:01 Eastern Standard Time USA
End: Monday - May 29, 2017 at 23:59 Eastern Standard Time USA
Prizes will be sent Tuesday by day's end.


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Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 3:17pm

Mass Mobilizations have been paid to the following users for completing the puzzle:
Sherman Server

  • Rᴇɢᴠᴍ
  • MARK
El Alamein
  • Heathen
Elite
  • StuPot
Vanguard
  • Grizzly
Thank you all for participating!

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