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Memorial Day

Dear Editor,
Memorial Day is when we remember our departed ones. It is the day for expressing tributes to our honored dead, the more than 1 million men who gave their lives in battle since the Revolutionary War, defending the freedom that we enjoy today.
It is significant that a teenage girl is credited with having been the first to suggest the need for Memorial Day 149 years ago. The story is that on May 18, 1864, Emma Hunter in the little town of Boalsburg, Pa., gathered some wild flowers and took them to the grave of her father. He ...

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