Memorial Day 2011: A Small Town Celebration

Freedom is never free.” Author Unknown

A veteran watching the town parade

The beginning of the parade down Main St.

High school band

A veteran leading the memorial service

A soldier awaits his cue to place a wreath at the town memorial

This sweet lady is a WWII veteran; she served as a nurse and is 92

Our son Josh

Along Main St.

God bless them and their sacrifice

Lake-side service

Julia seeking shade along the parade route

Gun salute


high school band

This day in particular, I remember my father Ralph, who proudly served in the Korean War; my Uncle Ted, a WWII Navy veteran; my Uncle Duane, a WWII Army veteran;  our nephew Matt, National Guard,Iraq war; my childhood friends Mike (Navy) and Jim (Air Force), as well as Ben S. (Air Force) who was recently reunited with his family after being wounded in Afghanistan.

We hold you in highest honor and esteem. Thank you for your service to our great country.

God bless the USA.


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