Memorial Day

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“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.” A Lincoln

My forefathers served during the Revolution, Civil, Second World, Korean and Vietnam Wars, and I in Vietnam and the Gulf War. Fortunately, we all came home. We think only one was wounded.

Many others were wounded; many didn’t come home.  Today we remember them.

My grandfather, himself a veteran, used to put dozens of small American flags on the graves of dead veterans in the community cemetery in Easton, Kansas every Memorial and Veterans Day for decades. Unfortunately, he never mapped of which graves. Since he died, only the clearly marked graves are so marked.

Men and women are still giving “the last full measure” defending our country.

Remember them today.

 

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