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May 22, 2008 - Heather Ziegler
For as many years as I can remember I have witnessed numerous Memorial Day services held in the Ohio Valley. It was always an honor to be able to cover such events because the ceremonies were so meaningful and respectful. Memorial Day is more than just a day off work for most people. It also is a day to remember those who have died, whether from battle of war or natural causes. It's especially important to pay tribute and remember those who have died in service to this country. Sadly there are fewer and fewer veterans who take part in these ceremonies. The VFWs and American Legions are fading fast as some newer recruits don't appear interested in carrying on the traditions. Many of our WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Gulf War veterans are begging for new members to join them in the VFWs, American Legions and others. If you have a half hour of time this Memorial Day, make an effort to attend a service in your community. A list of services to be held in the Ohio Valley will appear in the Sunday News-Register. Have a wonderful weekend.
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