Monday, May 28, 2007

Lest we forget

Today Americans observed Memorial Day and remembered those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Tracy joined in the observance as we honored those who have died from our town and those that still serve.

The ceremonies were somber and proud. The cemetery’s Little Arlington was transformed into a sea of red white and blue for the day to greet relatives and friends who came by to pay their respects.

All around were veterans, some having served in wars long ago and almost forgotten. Sad moments to pause and reflect upon the price some have paid to defend our country.

To end the day’s observances the names inscribed on the War Memorial of those killed in war from Tracy were read aloud and a bell tolled for each, as they could not answer the roll call. A reminder for all of us to honor their memory and never forget the price they paid for all of us.

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