Memorial Day 2013

Published 11:33 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2013

To the editor:

We lost another WWII vet yesterday from our little circle around the Oval Table at McDonalds, the second one this year.

That will mean two fewer old guys sitting under the few trees in our local cemetery as the VFW leads a Memorial Day service there. Some of the younger guys will steady the vets who have the honor of laying the wreath and symbolic flowers at the base of the flag pole after the Commander reads the General Order that established this Day of Remembering.

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May we ALWAYS REMEMBER, not “never forget,” these men and women who gave up their tomorrows so that we might enjoy ours in freedom.

– Garland O. Goodwin, Columbus