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Alex Yaron

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Public Radio listener and freelance writer living in Yucca Valley, Southern California; former combat medic in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam

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Memorial Day has divided Americans as much as it has united them. It began as a celebration of Union Army soldiers who died in the Civil War.

Memorial Day in America: Fun or Remembrance?

Memorial Day has divided Americans as much as it has united them. It began as a celebration of Union Army soldiers who died in the Civil War.

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Memorial Day has divided Americans as much as it has united them. It began as a celebration of Union Army soldiers who died in the Civil War.

Memorial Day in America: Fun or Remembrance?

Memorial Day has divided Americans as much as it has united them. It began as a celebration of Union Army soldiers who died in the Civil War.

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