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Re: The True Meaning of Memorial Day
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Bennie and all,
Thank you so much for the reminder, as now is the time to prepare, to make plans to visit a cemetery, memorial or better yet a veteran's hospital. Now is the time to plan room in a busy schedule for regular volunteer work, or at least one trip. Don't wait until the last minute, because last minute plans seldom work out, and you'll have missed one more opportunity to say thank you.
Last year at our annual Memorial Day celebration at Midland Cemetery, we were honored to have a remarkable man deliver our keynote address, and his words reinforce your sentiments exactly. SFC Houston D. Wedlock's "Let Us Remember" speech is online, and is worth reading:
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