Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

There are many who have served. Many bear scars or rest forever in foreign soil as a result of their service. Many families are forever changed by the loss of these men and women. It is for these cherished national heroes that we take time this day to mark their graves and remember their names.

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Those who have been lost in the Global War on Terror.

In remembrance of those of my own family who have served...

PVTJohn BalchAmerican Revolution
Johan Joost BeckerAmerican Revolution
CPTJonathan BixbyConnecticut ContinentalsAmerican Revolution
Smith & FarrierFrancis Boole17th Light Dragoons (GB)American Revolution
PVTLawrence BroderickCold War
CPTOrrin Lawrence BrodieWWI, WWII
Archibald CampbellAmerican Revolution
Seaman 1stJohn Elton DavisUSS PrincetonWWII
SPCJustin Lee Davis10th MtnGWOT
PVTErasmus Dortch*21st Alabama Infantry RegimentCivil War
T4John Clarence DortchADAWWII
CPLDaniel Ford6th Connecticut RegimentAmerican Revolution
Horatio GrantUS Army1823
PVTCharles Henry FlintH/194th New York InfantryCivil War
Jacob HeensAmerican Revolution
LTNathaniel HerrickFrye's RegimentAmerican Revolution
MAJEphraim HildrethChelmsford County Militia
PFCGano H. Jewell*2d Bn 116th Inf RegtWWII
PVTHiram H. Kimball10th Hvy Arty & E/69th NYSVCivil War
1LTBarney Alonzo ParslowD/134th New York InfantryCivil War
SGTDonald Fancher Parslow16th IN 1st IDWWII, Korea
PVT/DrummerHenry Parslow1st and 3rd Regts, COLs Snyder,PawlingAmerican Revolution
PVTHenry Parslow*1812
QM SGTHenry Parslow2nd NY Hvy ArtilleryCivil War
GENFreegift PatchinConnecticut & New York MilitiasAmerican Revolution
PrivateChapman R Philen*38th Alabama InfantryCivil War
ArtificerPeter V. Race15th & 50th New York EngineersCivil War
CPTGeorge Richtmeyer3rd Co. 15th Regt. Albany Cty MilitiaAmerican Revolution
PVTJacob Schaeffer15th Regt Albany Cty MilitiaAmerican Revolution
MatrossKoert Van SchaickCPT Barnes ArtilleryAmerican Revolution
Adam SwartAmerican Revolution
LTAdam ThayerMassachusetts MilitiaAmerican Revolution
PVTPelitiah ThayerMassachusetts MilitiaAmerican Revolution
2LTLeonard Boole Van Cott*119th NY Infantry Regt.Civil War
1LTTheodore Sedgewick Van Cott71st NYVICivil War
1LTWilliam Hathaway Van Cott102nd Regt US VolunteersCivil War
Jacob Van DykeAmerican Revolution
PVTJohan Joost WarnerAmerican Revolution

* - died in service

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