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Lowe: Time Out for the True Meaning of Memorial Day

I asked Hearne if I could pen this tribute to my Grandfather and Father, and to your families Military Veterans living and dead on this Memorial Day.
This is their story.
  Ninety- five years ago on May 26th, 1917, my Grandfather Charles, a Marine disembarked in France to win the war "over there".  Some 20 days later, he found himself in a charnel house known as Belleau Woods.  Sustaining machine gun wounds in the stomache and mustard gassed, his full measure of devotion, was brief and bloody, although he survived his wounds until after the war.  Descriptions of the battle seem, to me, understated in view of the astonishing casualties.

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