On Virginia Water Radio for 5-30-16: The Potomac River, Flowers, and the Origin of Memorial Day

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of May 30, 2016, is “Memorial Day’s Origin, from a Potomac River Perspective.”  The 4 min./19 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2016/05/episode-318-5-30-16-memorial-days.html, repeats a May 2015 episode that explores the Civil War origin of Memorial Day.  It features two musical selections: one inspired by the Potomac River in the Civil War; and one inspired by forest flowers, in recognition of Memorial Day’s origin in the placing of flowers on Civil War soldiers’ graves.

Ferry ramp on Virginia side

Potomac River viewed from the Virginia shore across the river from White’s Ferry, Md., May 12, 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 or two!

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