Memorial Day is All About the Ultimate Sacrifice

Posted: May 28, 2013 12:01 AM

Memorial Day is a time to thank the surviving family members of a fallen hero for their sacrifice. It’s a day to recognize the lives lost in bringing the rest of us Freedom. Michael Schaus, filling in for John Ransom, spoke about the importance of the day. He also touched base with Derryck Green, from Project 21, about the corruption of Chicago’s Teacher’s Union.

Technical note: The first several minutes of this episode of Ransom Notes was not recorded, and is not included in this audio.

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Show Prep:

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Take a minute to honor our fallen Heroes:

( Silenzio D'ordinanza ) TAPS - Corrado Troiani - Giubileo Dei Militari 2000 Piazza S.Pietro - YouTube


Taps began as a revision to the Lights Out signal at the end of the day. The music for Taps was adapted by Union General Daniel Butterfield for the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac in July, 1862.

Oliver Wilcox Norton, the bugler, tells the story, "...showing me some notes on a staff written in pencil on the back of an envelope, (he) asked me to sound them on my bugle. The music was beautiful on that still summer night and was heard far beyond the limits of our Brigade. The next day I was visited by several buglers from neighboring Brigades, asking for copies of the music which I gladly furnished. The call was gradually taken up through the Army of the Potomac."


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Don’t Forget. . . Take a minute to honor our Fallen Heroes. Say a prayer, and thank a Military Family for their sacrifices.