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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
It was first promoted in May 1868, 3 years after the Civil War. I think in the neighbor hood of 650,000 died in that war. It's easy to understand that thinking, a gruesome war!
It seems that many look at it as a three day week end with little thought of why  & there's history in our country.
Only one disc golfer I know is a veteran. What I'd like to see, dead or alive, is a parent, uncle, friend, to show appreciation for their service by mentioning their name. I think it would be nice to honor them.
Remember, freedom is not free!

My father john Batchelor is a veteran and on memorial day is the only time I hear him talk about war....freedom does not come free... these men fought next to there brothers and when you see them.. show respect and thank them... happy memorial day

F. M. Grimes Jr. World War II deceased.
Joe Fleischauer  (Flash)
Steven R. Grimes West Point graduate.
Charles Renfroe
Allen D. Grimes purple heart.
Ralph J. Grimes

Don't forget yourself Mr Grimes, your the man.

Where do I begin? Pretty much my entire family has served for their county. Grandfather on both sides, my grandmother, uncles, cousins, my step-father, and my father, Gary served as a Russian message decoder for the Navy during the cold war era af the late 70's and early 80's.
My uncle, Neal has been serving in the Army since he was 18 and has been teaching ROTC down at the University of  for the past 10 years.


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