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Memorial Day 2016

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The battleship Texas with San Jacinto monument on the right. And my guys.

When you hear some unthinking person wish everyone a “Happy Memorial Day,” what’s really being said is “Happy Dead Soldier Day.” T’ain’t kosher, is it Mrs Pursel?

Dawn at San Jacinto

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The stern 14-inch gun turrets of the Battleship Texas, in her permanent memorial basin, with the San Jacinto battlefield monument (crowned by the Lone Star) in the background. Photo by Louis Vest, with more details here. A good way to remember Veteran’s Day, since the Texas fought in WW1, at the close of which today’s commemoration began as Armistice Day.