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In Honor, In Memory

Someday, when the lion lies with the lamb and neighbors everywhere love their neighbor, we humans will no longer need soldiers.  But on this day I call to mind all those ancestors and relatives who died serving a greater cause; all those who witnessed the horror of war, returned home and lived their lives with grace and courage; and all those who set out today, on my behalf, to defend and protect our nation’s freedoms.

  • Abia Minor                    Pennsylvania                  Revolutionary War
  • William Rowlett             Virginia                         Revolutionary War
  • John Bradford               Virginia                           Revolutionary War
  • William Wills Green       Virginia                           Revolutionary War
  • John Pearson Minor     Pennsylvania                     War of 1812
  • Greene Dodson            Virginia                          Civil War
  • Ira Sayles                     New York                         Civil War
  • Anderson Strickland     North Carolina                     Civil War
  • George Strickland        Virginia                             World War I
  • Sidney Strickland         Virginia                               World War II
  • Clifford Strickland        Virginia                               World War II
  • Michael Strickland        Alabama                             Vietnam War
  • John Minor                   Pennsylvania                      Vietnam War
  • Michael Hanlon *         Pennsylvania                       Currently Serving

This Friday we stop to remember the courage and sacrifice of these Americans, and the support and perseverance of their families.  Thank you.

 

*My daughter’s childhood friend since Kindergarten, expected to be deployed in Afghanistan early 2012.

Originally posted here on Memorial Day 2011.

By Kay Strickland

I am a keeper of my family's lore, chasing after my ancestors' tales in south central New York, southwestern Pennsylvania and Southside Virginia. The stories and photographs that I share on this blog are my intellectual property. While I do my very best to provide well researched posts, I do not pretend to have reached genealogical proof standards. Therefore, much of this work is to generate conversation among interested parties. If you would like to share my work or my records, please contact me: dkaysdays (at) gmail (dot) com.

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