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Memorial Day

All gave some. Some gave all. Today, we honor those who have paid the price for our freedom.

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. While many take today to barbeque, get together with their families, and enjoy the warming weather, it is also a day of remembrance for all who fought and died in the wars from the Civil War to the War in Iraq. According to our resident historian, the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries were something of a charnel house with the Civil War, two World Wars and then a longer Cold War with several flare-ups. Yet, through it all, brave men and women answered the call to fight and die so that others could live their lives in peace and freedom. Memorial Day is more than just a day for cooking on the grill, catching the latest sales, or spending time with the family. We should all take a few moments today to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live on, carrying their lights in our memories even after they themselves returned to dust. Thanks to all who have served and are serving now! -- Beach Camera
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