Memorial Day

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby Paladin » Wed May 30, 2018 3:40 pm

Charlie's note led me to go back and re-read Phil's original story. It is so touching it just brings tears to my eyes.
Again I say, RIP Steven. ::pray::

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby Chase » Thu May 31, 2018 2:03 pm

Ray,

I agree wholeheartedly! Great story, sad ending and yes we are Blessed by all that have paid the Ultimate Sacrifice.

I too was brought to tears

Thank you for sharing that story Phil

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby carrmillus » Thu May 31, 2018 3:00 pm

philco wrote:Jerry my grandmother called it "Decoration Day" until the day she died. I think it's a term that has gone out of vogue now but was once in common use.

......phil, just ran across this and read all of it(with tears)..what a great story, thanks for posting it!!!.............. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: .......................

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby sam eib » Thu May 31, 2018 6:04 pm

Really touched me! Thanks for the post, easy to forget what our military does for our freedoms.

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby treefarmer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:47 am

Phil's opening post back in 2012 and Charlie's follow up this year cause me to just sit and think of all the stories of such special patriots that should be told.
We have much to be grateful and thankful for in this great land. God's grace and mercy and young men like Stephen Mathew McGovern.
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