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Happy Memorial Day from Overseas

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The Marines of the VMM 363 Airframes show their support for Auburn University and the Tiger Eyes Danceline. These men are stationed overseas and are sending a big “War Eagle” to Auburn! Brandon Watts, a Marine in the VMM 363 Airframes, plans on continuing his education at Auburn University after he returns stateside.

The last Monday in May is a day dedicated to the remembrance of those who have died in the service of our country. Memorial Day was created after the Civil War, and the first Memorial Day was declared on May 30, 1868, 148 years ago. Originally in remembrance for those who died in that war, most Southern states did not celebrate Memorial Day until after World War I, when the holiday was declared in honor of Americans who fought in any war.

Today all 50 states celebrate Memorial Day, and as Americans, we cherish this holiday. We see it as a time to celebrate the lives of the ones we’ve lost, and we remember just how proud we are to live in the land of the free, have a happy Memorial Day!