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This Memorial Day, I Honor …

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All the fallen. War is hell, and we better remember too few come back from it.
Sally Wolfe | Via Facebook 

Not only those who fought and died in battle for this country but also for those front-line heroes who fought and died in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
W. Grant Braly, Guadalupe Valley EC | Cuero 

Maj. Marie T. Rossi, the first female aviation combat commander to fly into battle. She was killed in action March 1, 1991.
Tammy Duplechin, Trinity Valley EC | New York, Texas

Too many to list.
Steve and Lisa Boston | Via Facebook

My uncle, John Paul Savage. Kasserine Pass, Africa, 1943.
Michael Posey | Via Facebook 

Pfc. Edward Leon Biehunko Jr., KIA in World War II. My mom’s 19-year-old brother.
Shirley Saltarelli | Via Facebook 

My dad, who paid the ultimate sacrifice returning from an air mission in North Korea, October 1, 1951. Capt. Herbert Edward Ritter, 111th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 136th Fighter Bomber Group. He loved to fly.
Renee Graham | Via Facebook 

My oldest brother, Bobby (Frank E.) Enloe, who lost his life during the Korean War.
Joan Enloe Bullard | Via Facebook

My father-in-law, Lee Tigner. He was KIA in Vietnam in 1972.
Teresa Tigner | Via Facebook 

My youngest brother, Pfc. Lee Roy Nolley, whom we lost in the Vietnam War, April 5, 1969.
Eletha McIntyre | Via Facebook 

Granddad, World War I; Henry, World War II; Mike and Richard, ’Nam.
Chuck Fields | Via Facebook

Cpl. Mario Castillo, Spc. Mario Guerrero, Cpl. Craig Ledsome, Spc. Wesley Burkett and all our fallen who gave their lives defending the freedoms we enjoy.
Joyce Templeton Leidig | Via Facebook

Two old friends died in Vietnam—Robert Green, a friend from school, and Paul “Rusty” Skelton, whom I knew from childhood. Both were very nice guys.
Dianne Bettinger | Via Facebook 

Lindsey Neal Gruben, my uncle who gave his life in World War II so that we can be free.
Jerry Clawson | Via Facebook

Uncle Cecil B. Threlkeld, U.S. Army, Battle of the Bulge.
Janet Threlkeld Williams | Via Facebook

My father, Allen, and his brother, Adam. KIA.
Wayne Conner | Via Facebook 

My two nephews, Jimmy Wilkinson and Jeffrey Wilkinson. Also, my mother’s brother, Bill Dunham.
Deborah Ann Dawson | Via Facebook

My aunt’s fiancé, who died in Sicily during World War II. John Wiatrek was my dad’s cousin. He introduced him to my mom’s sister. When John was to ship out, they had planned to be married. My grandfather put a stop to it, telling my aunt it would be much harder on her if she married, became pregnant and then he got killed. So they decided to wait. Unfortunately my grandfather was right.
Mary Ann Kotara Schirmer | Via Facebook 

My father-in-law, Pete Torres, and my brother, Jose Sosa. RIP.
Sam Sosa | Via Facebook

I don’t remember his name, but he died in Vietnam and was a boyfriend of one of my cousins.
David Bowley | Via Facebook

All lost in every war. USMC Cpl. Tim Brow, Kristopher Gets.
Deb Gramie Burgess | Via Facebook 

My cousin, Master Sgt. Donald Calhoun, U.S. Army, wounded in Korea, then gave his all in Vietnam.
Bob Foster | Via Facebook 

Those who fought and gave their lives to the principles of America’s democracy—that all people are free and created equal.
Barry Stevens, Pedernales EC | Georgetown

My father and grandfather and uncle.
Linda Taylor Salitros | Via Facebook 

The soldiers of the greatest generation who freed the world from horrific evil.
Roberta McLaughlin, Heart of Texas EC | Lorena

All the young boys and men who have died in our wars to defend freedom.
Benny Calvit, Bowie-Cass EC | De Kalb

All those who gave their lives for our freedom. I salute you.
Delores Bennett | Via Facebook

All who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live and enjoy our freedom in the greatest country in the world.
Roland Contreras, Bluebonnet EC | Burton

My brothers and sisters who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. God bless them all.
C.L. Mitchell | Via Facebook 

Our fallen heroes.
Hattie Hamilton, Houston County EC | Crockett 

My comrades who paid the ultimate price in Vietnam.
B. Sue Caldwell, Bandera EC | Pipe Creek 

All our fallen soldiers.
Theresa Segroves | Via Facebook

All the servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Mary Ann Bockmon Witt | Via Facebook 

All those who gave their lives for our freedom. May we never forget them.
Judy Greenwood | Via Facebook

All our service members from all the armed forces branches who never made it home.
Alisa McCord Kline | Via Facebook

All who have fallen.
Lisa Wilson | Via Facebook