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Remembering Our Vets

This weekend we will share in the festivities of Memorial Day, it also marks the beginning of summer.  It’s a sacred day to all war veterans; time to honor those Americans who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  While the holiday is a three-day weekend for many workers throughout the country, it should be a time for remembrance and not taking liberties.

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‘Fold him in his Country’s stars’

Elsewhere in this week’s paper, there is a tragic story of a Civil War veteran and a long-ago link to Kearny. As I noted, I learned about it quite by accident while surfing the Net.
That same day, also while searching for something else entirely, I found a Civil War poem I had never read before. Perhaps some Observer readers already know of it, but it caught me by surprise.
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