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Community Bands: “Looking Back”

Reprinted here by special permission of the author, Cindy Beckman, a retired Conway High School history teacher who writes local history.

On Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and preserve liberty and freedom. It was in 1971 when Congress passed the National Holiday Act which designated the last Monday of May as a federal holiday to honor those who died defending our country.

While Memorial Day is filled with the usual cookouts, picnics and trips to the lake, it is also filled with music. The National Memorial Day Concert Continue reading