Sunday, November 18, 2007

Local Heros

I love living in a small town. The thing that I love the most about LaFayette right now is how they take time out each year to honor each one of their fallen veterans. Every Veteran's Day (for the whole month of November, actually) for nearly a stretch of a mile, if you drive on the Highway 27 bypass behind LaFayette Middle School, this is what you will see. Each cross bears the name of a veteran and the war in which he died. Jeff and I followed it to the end on Veteran's Day this year and discovered that the last war where LaFayette lost a soldier was Vietnam. But what a magnificent way to honor those who gave all to protect the ones they left behind.

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