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Honoring veterans on Memorial Day

By Byron McNutt

MONDAY IS Memorial Day, a day we honor the memory of those men and women who went off to war, never to return. It is also a time to remember the families of those heroes, and the sacrifices they made for our freedoms.

How did our observance of Memorial Day begin?

About 150 years ago, in 1863, America was in the midst of the most painful time in history — the Civil War.

On the site of a bloody battle, on the outskirts of Columbus, Miss., a group of women walked among the fresh graves. They carried

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:39 PM
 

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