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HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

  1. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, “of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors, and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion.” What can aid more to assure this result than cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes? Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.If other eyes grow dull, other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain to us.

    Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from hishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation’s gratitude, the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.

  2. It is the purpose of the Commander-in-Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to lend its friendly aid in bringing to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.
  3. Department commanders will use efforts to make this order effective.By order of
  4. JOHN A. LOGAN,
    Commander-in-ChiefN.P. CHIPMAN,
    Adjutant General

    Official:
    WM. T. COLLINS, A.A.G.

Thank you to the men, women and K9’s who lost their lives serving our great nation. More thanks to those that are currently serving and fighting for our continued freedom!

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Frappuccino and Mom went to Bark in the Park night at the Diamond to see the Richmond Flying Squirrels play ball. They had a really good time seeing a bunch of Follow Me Dog Training LLC clients and dog friends.

I didn’t go. I’m not a huge fan of crowds and sitting around. Besides if there are balls and squirrels around I firmly believe that there should be some game of fetch or chase going on. Mom said Frappuccino did a good job.  Frappy said she enjoyed  licking the ears of the people sitting in front of them, meeting the owner of the team Lou DiBella, watching the game and licking mom’s beer bottle. I do want to say how much mom went on about how great all the Follow Me Dog Training LLC dogs were that night, mom was really proud of how they represented our company!

Mom reported back on the beer status at The Diamond,  and she said they had all the usual  Budweiser products and even Yuengling on tap. You could even get your beer at a place called The Budweiser Thirsty Acorn!

I guess we aren’t at a stadium in WI where they would have a Leinie Lodge set up, like where the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers play in Appelton WI. Or at Miller Park where the Milwaukee Brewers play. I know mom would have taken me if they had a Leinie Lodge set up at the Diamond!

I hope they do another Bark in the Park night at the Diamond. Sounds like good fun. Meanwhile mom and I can enjoy a frosty beverage watching a game on tv together…she got a really nice pint glass for us to share. Oh and you better believe that that is a Leinie’s Red in that glass!

“Beer needs baseball, and baseball needs beer – it has always been thus.” Peter Richmond

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How are you celebrating American Craft Beer Week??? Celebrate the small and independent craft brewers this week!

Our favorite American beer is of course anything from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. But this week I told Mom she has to step out and grab some of the local craft brews!

Locally I know she’ll go pick up some amazing brews from Legend Brewery in Richmond Virginia!

Legend Brewery even has a couple events going on for American Craft Beer Week!

No doubt she’ll pick some up from another Virginia favorite, Star Hill Brewery.

Anything from Highland Brewing Company is also kept well in stock.

We wish we could get down to visit one of mom’s new favorite breweries.. Mother Earth Brewing. Mom had a chance to “find”them at the World Beer Festival in Raleigh and can’t stop talking about them!

So thanks to The Brewers Association for organizing American Craft Beer Week!!!

Cheers!

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!!!

Here are your instructions:

Grab a Lime

Grab Mexican Beer of Your Choice

Finish to the last drop!

Recycle the Bottle and Grab Another!

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