This year, the Tyrs Paladium guild will take our Memorial Day tribute private, once again. We would like to share this thread however, with our veterans, their families and friends, and the entire DDO community.
The Annual Luminaria Tribute, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Honoring the Fallen
Staff Sgt. Romesha
received the Medal of Honor in 2013
for his courageous actions while serving as a Section Leader with Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.
A Tribute Video to Staff Sgt. Romesha
A powerful and beautiful video I produced for a previous Memorial Day multi-server event.
Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
is popularly believed to have written it on 3 May 1915, after he witnessed the death of his friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, 22 years old, the day before. The poem was first published on 8 December of that year in the London-based magazine Punch.
In Flanders Field
DDO's very own Bekki's
unforgettable performance of the POW*MIA Remembrance Table ceremony. It's a must listen folks.
Why have we made our Veteran's Day and Memorial Day tributes public? I'll let Dad answer that one.
Dad's letter reminder of importance of Memorial Day
On this Memorial Day, to feel the full effects of the sacrifices our soldiers have made for us, I ask all of you to take just one moment to silently gaze upon the graves in your local cemetery. Each one of those small American Flags (or flag from whatever free nation you are from) represents not only that person’s service to the military, but also their service to each and every one of us. They gave all they had to give, and we owe our freedom, our happiness, and our lives in gratitude.