Area residents honor nation’s fallen soldiers

Perhaps it was Abraham Lincoln who best defined Memorial Day scores of years before the holiday was legalized.

In his famous Gettysburg address, the 16th President, standing on the Civil War battlefield site to dedicate the cemetery, said “…that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain...”

 

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