On Virginia Water Radio for 5-25-15: The Origin of Memorial Day

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, Episode 267, 5-25-15, is “Memorial Day’s Origin, from a Potomac River Perspective.”  The 4 min./5 sec. episode looks at the Civil War origins of Memorial Day, including some symbolic and actual roles of the Potomac River in leading to this national holiday.

Potomac-Shenandoah from Jefferson Rock in Harpers Ferry Aug14 08

Looking towards the confluence of the Shenandoah River and Potomac River at Harper’s Ferry, West Va., August 2008.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen!

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