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A Look at Memorial Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – On May 5th, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers three years after the Civil War ended.

On May 30th, it was declared that Decoration Day should be observed by Major General John A. Logan.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

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Memorial Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – Three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans on May 5th, 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It Was declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th by Major General John A. Logan.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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APSU Women’s Golf set for Saluki Invitational

 

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APSU Women's GolfClarksville, TN – With a quick turnaround after last week’s Citrus Classic in Florida, Austin Peay State University women’s golf returns to action at a familiar haunt with the Saluki Invitational, hosted by Southern Illinois at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale, Illinois.

Austin Peay Women's Golf to play at Saluki Invitational, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf to play at Saluki Invitational, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf kicks off 2017 slate at MSU Invitational

 

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APSU Men's GolfClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf will get the 2017-18 season underway down the road in Murray, Kentucky at the 14th MSU Fall Invitational, hosted by Murray State at Miller Memorial Golf Course.

The Govs moved to Murray State’s tournament after Hurricane Irma forced the cancellation of the Golfweek Invitational.

Austin Peay Men's Golf heads to Murray Kentucky for MSU Fall Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf heads to Murray Kentucky for MSU Fall Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell Memorial Day Message

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Memorial Day; Pause to remember legacy of American Soldiers.

Memorial Day represents a day of national awareness and reverence, honoring Americans who died while defending the nation and its values.

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May, honors service members who have died in all U.S. wars. Memorial Day differs from Veterans Day even though both federal holidays acknowledge military members.

Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to publicly recognize living military veterans while Memorial Day is a solemn reminder of the valiant service members who have sacrificed their lives in service to the country.

Memorial Day. (2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

Memorial Day. (2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

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A look back at the history of Memorial Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – On May 5th, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Major General John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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Erik Hedberg leads APSU at Skyhawk Classic

 

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APSU Men's Golf - Austin Peay State UniversityBuchanan, TN – Senior Erik Hedberg earned his season’s first top-five finish, leading the Govs to a sixth-place finish at the Skyhawk Classic, hosted by UT Martin at Paris Landing Golf Course.

Hedberg’s final-round 73 kept him in a tie for fourth and earned him a spot on the all-tournament team.

Austin Peay gets sixth place finish at Skyhawk Classic at Paris Landing Golf Course. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay gets sixth place finish at Skyhawk Classic at Paris Landing Golf Course. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Golf sits in 4th at Skyhawk Classic

 

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APSU Men's Golf - Austin Peay State UniversityBuchanan, TN – It was a smooth first day for Austin Peay State University men’s golf at the Skyhawk Classic, hosted by UT Martin at Paris Landing Golf Course. The Govs find themselves tied for fourth after Day One, with senior Erik Hedberg leading the way.

As a group, the Govs shot 583 (294-289), equaling Alabama State on the scoreboard.

Austin Peay Golf has great Day One at Skyhawk Classic. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Golf has great Day One at Skyhawk Classic. (APSU Sports Information)

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Memorial Day’s Beginnings

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – The head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), On May 5th, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Major General John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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APSU Lady Govs Golf to play in Saluki Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUCarbondale, IL – APSU women’s golf team will seek to continue its spring improvement when by heading to the Prairie State to participate in the Saluki Invitational, Sunday and Monday, at the Hickory Ridge Golf Course.

Austin Peay Women's Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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