Monday, May 26, 2008

Thank you for keeping us free

Freedom is never free.

Remembering World War I and Uncle Lan:

My grandfather's oldest brother was killed in the First World War. A Virginia farmer's son, he went to France and never returned. Many years ago I visited the remains of the family homestead down in Buckingham County and saw the initials he carved as a teenager into the side of the old chimney that still stands to this day.

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