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Memorial Day Presidential Recordings

As we all gather around the picnic table to spend time with family and friends to ring in the unofficial start of the summer season; let’s remember those empty seats at those picnic tables who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us all to enjoy this time together.

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Memorial Day Presidential Recordings

39 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 11 hours, 6 min)
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LBJ Memorial DayFormerly referred to as Decoration Day; Memorial Day is a federal holiday established for honoring and mourning military personnel who have died in the service of the United States.  Prior to 1971 when we celebrate Memorial Day on the last Monday in May, from 1868 to 1970; Memorial Day was observed on May 30.  There are conflicting reasons as to the establishment of the chosen date for Memorial Day.  One is that May 30 is a day with no anniversary of a particular battle.  The second is that May 30 is the optimal date for flowers to be in bloom in the north.

The earliest observances of Memorial Day simple affairs where even before the end of the Civil War in 1865, southern women in Mississippi, Virginia, and South Carolina set precedents by decorating the graves of military personnel.  It was then really only observed quietly by family of servicemen to honor their memory.  Likewise, on May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic issued a proclamation recognizing Decoration Day.  Logan had adopted the same practices that started in the south in 1865.  

Interestingly, by 1874, the first Confederate Memorial Day took place and by 1916, ten southern states honored it on June 3 to celebrate the birthday of the President of the Confederacy; Jefferson Davis.

On June 28, 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act moving four holidays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day to create convenient three day weekends.  This law went into effect in 1971.

In the early part of the 20th Century, the GAR had been concerned about how the young people born after the Civil War have lost the true meaning of Memorial Day.  "Younger people born since the war had a tendency to forget the purpose of Memorial Day and make it a day for games, races, and revelry, instead of a day of memory and tears." 

This collection is to let people reflect and remember those American war dead.  As we all gather around the picnic table to spend time with family and friends to ring in the unofficial start of the summer season; let’s remember those empty seats at those picnic tables who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us all to enjoy this time together.

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    39 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50. Total playtime 11 hours, 6 min
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      39 shows - total playtime 11 hours 6 minutes
      1. Barack Obama 080528 Las Cruces, NM.mp3
      2. Barack Obama 090525 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      3. Barack Obama 100531 Andrews Air Force Base.mp3
      4. Barack Obama 110530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      5. Barack Obama 120524 Weekly Radio Honoring Memorial Day.mp3
      6. Barack Obama 120528 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      7. Barack Obama 120528 Honoring 50th Anniv Vietnam War.mp3
      8. Barack Obama 130525 Weekly Radio Honoring Memorial Day.mp3
      9. Barack Obama 130527 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      10. Barack Obama 140525 Surprises Troops in Afghanistan.mp3
      11. Barack Obama 140526 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      12. Barack Obama 150525 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      13. Barack Obama 160530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      14. Bill Clinton 000529 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      15. Bill Clinton 930531 Vietnam Veterans Wall.mp3
      16. Bill Clinton 940530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      17. Donald Trump 170529 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      18. Donald Trump 180528 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      19. Donald Trump 190528 USS WASP.mp3
      20. Donald Trump 200525 Fort McHenry.mp3
      21. George HW Bush 890528 Anzio.mp3
      22. George W Bush 020527 Normandy American Cemetery.mp3
      23. George W Bush 040531 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      24. George W Bush 050530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      25. George W Bush 060529 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      26. George W Bush 070528 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      27. George W Bush 080526 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      28. Joe Biden 200525 Memorial Day Message.mp3
      29. Joe Biden 210525 TAPS National Military Survivors Seminar.mp3
      30. Joe Biden 210528 Joint Base Langley Eustis.mp3
      31. Joe Biden 210530 Annual Memorial Day Service, New Castle, DE.mp3
      32. Joe Biden 210531 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      33. Lyndon Johnson 630530 Gettysburg.mp3
      34. Lyndon Johnson 660530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      35. Ronald Reagan 820531 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      36. Ronald Reagan 840528 Tomb of the Unkown Soldier.mp3
      37. Ronald Reagan 860526 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      38. Ronald Reagan 870330 Pre-Recorded Radio Armed Services Day.mp3
      39. Ronald Reagan 870523 Radio Address Honoring Memorial Day.mp3
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      39 shows - total playtime 11 hours 6 minutes
      1. Barack Obama 080528 Las Cruces, NM.mp3
      2. Barack Obama 090525 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      3. Barack Obama 100531 Andrews Air Force Base.mp3
      4. Barack Obama 110530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      5. Barack Obama 120524 Weekly Radio Honoring Memorial Day.mp3
      6. Barack Obama 120528 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      7. Barack Obama 120528 Honoring 50th Anniv Vietnam War.mp3
      8. Barack Obama 130525 Weekly Radio Honoring Memorial Day.mp3
      9. Barack Obama 130527 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      10. Barack Obama 140525 Surprises Troops in Afghanistan.mp3
      11. Barack Obama 140526 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      12. Barack Obama 150525 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      13. Barack Obama 160530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      14. Bill Clinton 000529 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      15. Bill Clinton 930531 Vietnam Veterans Wall.mp3
      16. Bill Clinton 940530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      17. Donald Trump 170529 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      18. Donald Trump 180528 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      19. Donald Trump 190528 USS WASP.mp3
      20. Donald Trump 200525 Fort McHenry.mp3
      21. George HW Bush 890528 Anzio.mp3
      22. George W Bush 020527 Normandy American Cemetery.mp3
      23. George W Bush 040531 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      24. George W Bush 050530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      25. George W Bush 060529 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      26. George W Bush 070528 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      27. George W Bush 080526 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      28. Joe Biden 200525 Memorial Day Message.mp3
      29. Joe Biden 210525 TAPS National Military Survivors Seminar.mp3
      30. Joe Biden 210528 Joint Base Langley Eustis.mp3
      31. Joe Biden 210530 Annual Memorial Day Service, New Castle, DE.mp3
      32. Joe Biden 210531 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      33. Lyndon Johnson 630530 Gettysburg.mp3
      34. Lyndon Johnson 660530 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      35. Ronald Reagan 820531 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      36. Ronald Reagan 840528 Tomb of the Unkown Soldier.mp3
      37. Ronald Reagan 860526 Arlington National Cemetery.mp3
      38. Ronald Reagan 870330 Pre-Recorded Radio Armed Services Day.mp3
      39. Ronald Reagan 870523 Radio Address Honoring Memorial Day.mp3
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    39 recordings on 12 Audio CDs. Total playtime 11 hours, 6 min
    39 recordings on 12 Audio CDs
    total playtime 11 hours, 6 min

    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A001

    1. Bill Clinton 000529 Arlington National Cemetery
    2. George W Bush 020527 Normandy American Cemetery
    3. George W Bush 040531 Arlington National Cemetery
    4. George W Bush 050530 Arlington National Cemetery
    5. George W Bush 060529 Arlington National Cemetery

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A002

    1. George W Bush 070528 Arlington National Cemetery
    2. George W Bush 080526 Arlington National Cemetery
    3. Barack Obama 080528 Las Cruces, NM
    4. Barack Obama 090525 Arlington National Cemetery
    5. Barack Obama 100531 Andrews Air Force Base
    6. Barack Obama 110530 Arlington National Cemetery
    7. Barack Obama 120524 Weekly Radio Honoring Memorial Day

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A003

    1. Barack Obama 120528 Arlington National Cemetery
    2. Barack Obama 120528 Honoring 50th Anniv Vietnam War
    3. Barack Obama 130525 Weekly Radio Honoring Memorial Day
    4. Barack Obama 130527 Arlington National Cemetery

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A004

    1. Barack Obama 140525 Surprises Troops in Afghanistan
    2. Barack Obama 140526 Arlington National Cemetery
    3. Barack Obama 150525 Arlington National Cemetery
    4. Barack Obama 160530 Arlington National Cemetery

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A005

    1. Donald Trump 170529 Arlington National Cemetery

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A006

    1. Donald Trump 180528 Arlington National Cemetery
    2. Donald Trump 190528 USS WASP

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A007

    1. Donald Trump 200525 Fort McHenry
    2. Joe Biden 200525 Memorial Day Message
    3. Joe Biden 210525 TAPS National Military Survivors Seminar

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A008

    1. Joe Biden 210528 Joint Base Langley Eustis
    2. Joe Biden 210530 Annual Memorial Day Service, New Castle, DE

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A009

    1. Joe Biden 210531 Arlington National Cemetery
    2. Lyndon Johnson 630530 Gettysburg

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A010

    1. Lyndon Johnson 660530 Arlington National Cemetery
    2. Ronald Reagan 820531 Arlington National Cemetery
    3. Ronald Reagan 840528 Tomb of the Unkown Soldier

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A011

    1. Ronald Reagan 860526 Arlington National Cemetery
    2. Ronald Reagan 870330 Pre-Recorded Radio Armed Services Day
    3. Ronald Reagan 870523 Radio Address Honoring Memorial Day
    4. George HW Bush 890528 Anzio
    5. Bill Clinton 930531 Vietnam Veterans Wall

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    Memorial Day Presidential Recordings Disc A012

    1. Bill Clinton 940530 Arlington National Cemetery

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