Coffee Club Vol 1., No. 23


1. What was Memorial Day originally called?
2. What year did Memorial Day shift from May 30 to the last Monday in May?
3. In 1868, president-to-be James Garfield spoke at Arlington National Cemetary for how long?
4. How many Americans have lost their lives in military conflict?
5. What time is the National Moment of Remembrance, as designated by Congress in 2000?
6. How many U.S. cities claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day?


“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
Douglas MacArthur

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
George Washington

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy

“Who sows virtue reaps honor.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.”
William J. Clinton

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.”
Paul Tsongas

“A people free to choose will always choose peace.”
Ronald Reagan

“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”
James Bryce

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
Arthur Ashe

Corny Jokes

Q. What is a cows favorite holiday?
A. Answer: Moomorial day

Q. What does the Statue of Liberty stand for?
A. It can’t sit down.

Q: What kind of tea did the American colonists want?
A: Liberty

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