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Lest We Forget

written by: silverqueen
 
Let's take time to remember the meaning of Memorial Day and to honor the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price for this Country's freedom. George Santayana wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it".

Question 1:

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Since 1922, the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) sells poppies to raise money for disabled veterans. Can you name the poem which caused the poppy to be used as the symbol for Memorial Day?
O Captain! My Captain!
I Have a Rendezvous with Death
In Flanders Fields
Trees


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Question 2:

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Can you name the 'whiskey drinkin Injun' or the 'Marine who went to war' who is one of the five Marines honored in this memorial?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 3:

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There are four marble slabs at the Tomb of the Unknowns. These four slabs are for the Unknowns of World War One, World War Two, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. As of 2007, how many bodies are actually interred at this site?
1
0
3
4


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Question 4:

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Since April 6, 1948 the Tomb of the Unknowns has been guarded 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. By what other name is the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment known?
Ceremony Guard
The Old Guard
Honor Guard
The 3rd Guard


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Question 5:


Only American soldiers or American citizens are allowed to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
True
False

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Who is honored on the memorial that quotes these lines from " High Flight "?

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds
And danced the skies on laughter silvered wings
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
The Columbia
World War II Fighter Pilots
Lockerbie Flight 103
Space Shuttle Challenger


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Question 7:

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The mast of this sunken ship was made into a memorial to honor the sailors that died in the ship's explosion. The sinking of this ship would be the ultimate cause the Spanish American War in April 1898.
Maine
Lusitania
Bismark
Titanic


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Question 8:


When is Memorial Day?
The date changes every year
Last Monday of May
Last day of May
The fourth Monday of every May

Question 9:

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What haunting tune is played, usually by a bugle or trumpet, at every funeral conducted at Arlington National Cemetery?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 10:

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What symbol, on the Thursday before Memorial Day, does the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place on each of the more than 260,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery?
A wreath of poppies
A poppy
The American Flag
An American rose


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