Posted on May 16, 2015
GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad
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With Memorial Day right around the corner, I am curious to know how the RP community will be observing the day and remembering our fallen brothers and sisters-in-arms.
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COL Charles Williams
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GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad this is a two part answer.

Our kids (JROTC) participate in placing flags and the ceremony at our local veterans Cemetary. I will be with them.

I remember all those I/we lost; the ones I knew and served in combat with, and lost there. I also remember all those who gave there last full measure of devotion. I also try to remind everyone what Memorial Day is about; most Americans really have no idea what the day is about.
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GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad
GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad
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Like you COL Charles Williams, I try to remind others what Memorial Day is really all about --- unfortunately, I think it often falls on deaf ears. Kudos to your kids for being in JROTC and doing their part this Memorial Day --- very commendable that you will be with them. Semper fi ...
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CAPT Kevin B.
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Since I just moved, I'm checking out the local ceremony. For years I'd clean up Marvin's grave site most any time except around Memorial Day as the Seabees at Bangor could get out and do a much better job. I'd stop with some rags and Simple Green as the birds used the grave stone as a bombing target. I'd stop by when headed out to Sequim, Port Angeles, or Forks to referee soccer games.
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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Our Color Guard will be doing a flag raising ceremony.
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