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Honoring Military Service and Sacrifice

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jerilyn Watson 2006-5-28 (MUSIC) VOICE ONE: Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA,

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by jerilyn watson
2006-5-28

(music)

voice one:

welcome to this is america, in voa special english. i'm barbara klein.

voice two:

and i'm steve ember. the last monday in may is a national holiday. memorial day honors those who died in military service.

voice one:

but any time of year, visitors to the nation's capital can see a number of memorials that honor members of the armed forces.

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voice two:

a bugler at arlington national cemetery

part of the tradition of an american military funeral is the playing of a bugle call known as taps. taps is also played at military burial grounds during memorial day ceremonies.

another traditional honor in many communities is a memorial day parade. and new for two thousand six was a ceremony held a week earlier on the grounds of the washington monument. the event, called "a time of remembrance," was described as the first of its kind.

organizers invited family members who lost relatives in every conflict since the revolutionary war. children of service members killed in iraq and afghanistan received special gold medals.

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