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Do you have any veterans in your life you’ll honor on Memorial Day?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 27, 2012

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Photo of Beth Kelley

“We’re going to a family reunion, where we’ll go to a cemetery with uncles who were in World War II and my dad, who was in Korea.”

Photo of Mike Fritch

“I have a cousin who is a Vietnam veteran.”

Photo of Kathy Fritch

“My dad was in the Navy in World War II.”

Photo of Nan Whalen

“My dad was in the Navy.”

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Bill Lee 2 years, 3 months ago

My dad was in the army. My mom was in the navy, as was my brother. My family has worn the uniforms of this country since before it was a country. My parents both served in WWII, and Dad returned to service for Korea. He stayed in until his death. He was one of the first volunteers for Viet Nam, but died before he could go. My brother did three tours in Viet Nam.

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grammaddy 2 years, 3 months ago

Grandfather in WW2, Dad and his brother in Korea, Mom's brothers in VietNam,Many friends from the Gulf War and a few friends' kids served in Iraq and now Afghanistan. Lots of service in this family,although I never allowed mine to even speak to a recruiter. I find the idea of war barbaric and I think we should have evolved more as a society. War is not good for children and other living things.

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RiverCityConservative 2 years, 3 months ago

I would also like to pay tribute to those Americans who have been brave enough to protest our involvement in foreign military campaigns which were of debatable value or import to this country. I honor my older brother, who courageously filed as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War era, and my younger brother, who bravely filed as a conscientious objector for religious reasons when registering his name for selective service in a time of peace. I am as proud of my brothers for their resistance to serve as I am of my father, both grandfathers, and many uncles who served. Every one of them did their part to protect and preserve our democracy. Thank God for them all.

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