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Some Gave All

Our church has a tradition on Memorial Sunday of remembering those fallen soldiers who died fighting for our freedoms.  People in the congregation will announce the names of those that they know who died for our country.  It is a solemn tribute to these great heroes.

The man who led today's tribute is a Vietnam Veteran.  He mentioned that those who have fought in a war are not comfortable being called heroes.  They reserve that term only for those who died in the line of duty or as a result of the psychological ravages of war...

When I was a little girl, I remember veterans standing in storefronts on Memorial Day weekend handing out red silk flower boutonnieres and giving out small American flags in honor of those fallen in the various wars.  There was such a sense of honor and pride.

Remembrance is good.  It helps put into perspective the freedoms that we have here in this country, the price that was paid to receive them, and to ensure we don't fall into complacency and lose…

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