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2 Wednesday, June I, 2016 THE JOURNAL Memorial Day, with its cookouts,with incredible views of the San Di- Lion to bury with dignity those who burial ground at the time. Consider next to poor; black next to white, as freedom. America would not exist ball games and summer sales, is just ego Bay on one side and the Pacific fought and died in her defense, but the appearance of a typical mid- if to convey that the honor given a were it not for the willingness of her past. While there is nothing wrong Ocean on the other. San Francisco the war changed that. In 1862, Pres- 19th Century cemetery, especially person is not determined by wealth, citizens to give their lives in defense with those things, Memorial Day National Cemetery overlooks the ident Abraham Lincoln signed leg- in an urban area. The grave markers station, rank or race, but by one's of their freedoms. And that explains calls for a deeper reflection on the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. islation into law that established the are of every size and shape, the most willingness to make the ultimate the lump in my throat whenever I sacrifices many Americans have The National Memorial Cemetery first 14 national cemeteries meant grandiose of which commemorate sacrifice for their country, visit a national cemetery. made to preserve our freedom. For of the Pacific in Hawaii is situated in for the burial of Union soldiers, the lives of the wealthiest or most When I visit a national cemetery, Across the nation May 30, thou- that kind of experience, I recom- the bowl of an extinct volcano high After the war ended, the federal important individuals or families of ! like to stroll along the rows and sands of Americans will witness mend a visit to one of America's na- above Honolulu. Arlington is Amer- government inaugurated a massive the time; generally, the wealthier the read the names, dates and military parades, concerts, speeches, rifle sa- tional cemeteries, ica's premier national cemetery, but reburial program. Military burial person, the bigger the monument, information on the headstones. As. lutes and other patriotic displays at For me, just being in a national the East Coast is also home to many details gathered the dead from From that era came the design a student of history, I enjoy mak- local Memorial Day ceremonies, in- cemetery brings on a wave of emo- historic Civil War-era national cem- battlefields across the South, disin- that survives to this day, a cem- ing human connections to the wars, cluding many in our national cem- Lion, even if I don't know a single eteries associated with that war's terring the fallen from shallow and etery with rows and rows of iden- campaigns and battles I've read eteries. That's a wonderful thing. person buried there. I don't think famous battles. In the middle of the hastily dug graves. Ultimately, more tical headstones -- simple, made about. Every headstone tells a story, But I would encourage you not to I'm alone when I say I find the sight country are many more, including than 300,000 Union soldiers were of durable stone with the slightly and I find it fascinating that, here restrict your Memorial Day reflec- of those rows of headstones a mov- the vast Jefferson Barracks National reinterred in 74 new national ceme- rounded top. The headstones are set before me, are the remains of a per- Lions to that one special occasion. ing experience. For a long time, I Cemetery in St. Louis and Fort Snel- teries, and Congress officially estab- in straight lines. The height as well son who once lived that history. You can experience the true spirit of couldn't really explain why. ling National Cemetery in Minne- lished the national cemetery system, as the distance between each stone But I find the most powerful mes- patriotism -- devotion to duty, hon- America is home to a diverse col- apolis. As time passed and the hard feelings is uniform, evoking military preci- sage is in the wider view. If I imag- or, service and sacrifice -- any time, lection of about 150 of these na- America came by her national between the North and South eased, sion, like rows of soldiers in forma- ine panning back from the indi- because at America's national cem- tional shrines, with no two alike, cemeteries honestly, as a result of Confederate veterans were also al- Lion. vidual headstones so that I can see eteries, every day is Memorial Day. Every national cemetery is interest- the appalling number of deaths the lowed burial in the national cem- One of the most unique aspects the rows upon rows stretching into ing, but some are spectacular. Fort country suffered during the Civil eteries, of the national cemeteries is the distance, it hits me like bolt of Chris Erbe, Defense Logistics Rosecrans National Cemetery in War. Before that conflict, the federal The design of national cemeteries equality shown to the dead. Gener- this is the price of Agency, Public Affairs San Diego is located on Point Loma, government was under no obliga- from the beginning was unlike any als are buried next to privates; rich KGHS CLASS OF 2017 GIVES taurant; KGHS Faculty & Staff; and bringing this unfortunate incident to sworn Muslim's two main factions- THANKS the KG Sheriff's Department.its conclusion. In particular, I want Shi'ites and Sunnis-that go back to The Class of 2017 and their spon- to express my deepest gratitude to their beginning. We treat them both sors would like to thank the com- Veronica Johnson, KGHS Class of Det. Sgt. Lombrana for her support in our thinking together, yet our top munity of King George for helping 2017 Sponsor and understanding during what was enemy in the Middle East is the Is- make the Great Gatsby Masquerade an extremely difficult and stressful lamic State (ISIS) who are Sunnis, Prom 2016 a huge SUCCESS. With A BIG THANKS TO THE time for me. not Shi'ite. Really the Shi'ite should your supportofthevariousfundrais- COLONIAL BEACH POLICE Our town is most fortunate to be on our side against the Sunnis. ing events and donations, the Class DEPARTMENT have a police department staffed by When we do not differentiate be- of 2017 was able to give away seven The morning after installation of personnel of such high caliber as tween the two, we lose support in the (7) prom dresses and over twenty flooring in my home last November, Det. Sgt. Sara Lombrana. Middle East conflict. (20) prom tickets to deserving stu- I discovered that some valuable jew- Sincerely, I strongly feel that if we would not dents in need. elry had been stolen. I immediately Mary Kay Wolfe, Colonial Beach use the word"Muslim" any more, but We would like to give a very spe- contacted the Colonial Beach Police say "Shi'ite" or "Sunni" as appropri- cial thank you to the following: Department. MUSLIM SHI'ITE OR SUNNIS: FOR ate and not infer they are together. Lorrie Gump, KG Registrar; Mr. & Thanks to the tireless efforts of OR AGAINST US Our conflict over there and at home Mrs. Neel; Gary Rasnake, Lowe's; Jer- Det. Sgt. Sara Lombrana, one ring The natural thinking the "The would be more manageable, and the mon Bushrod, Local Services; Terri and a bracelet were recently re- Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend" Shi'ites would be more on our side Gallagher, Escape with Massage; turned. After spending some time is usually correct. The exception, against the Islamic State and other KGHS Drafting & History Depart- in the Northern Neck Regional Jail, however, is if the potkntial friend is Sunni operations. ments; KGHS Art Department; Kris- the thief agreed to make restitution, treated not as a friend, but an enemy. There is every reason to treat our ten Ayres, Affairs by Ayres; KGHS I have since been compensated for In that situation one's action tends to enemy as a true enemy, and recog- Building Trade; KG Builder's Assn.; another ring that was taken,cause the two to both be against us, nize a potential friend as not an en- Sheriff & Mrs. Dempsey; Mr. & Mrs. I would like to commend the Co- when we treat both together, causing emy, then he will be so, if we only act T.C. Collins; Kandy Moore, Realty Ionia/ Beach Police Department them both together to oppose us. that way. Mgt. Group; E1 Charro Mexican Res- for- flaeir-dedication and resolve in Now consider how We think of the Howard Yarus, King George " Call . for Lori at 540- all your 11227 James Madison Pkwy., King George south of the intersection - aFk of US 301 and Rt. 205 Do you have family members interred at Historyland Memorial Park? Would you like your final resting place to be near a family member? Or perhaps you would like to purchase a group of lots for your family members. Come see us to learn what burial lots are available, We have some new options available for markers and benches, incluing benches for cremains. We welcome Rebekah King, Family Nurse Practitioner Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rebekah King, FNP New Patient Openings Accepting Most Insurances Self-Pay available (804) 700 McKinney Blvd #1100, Colonial Beach Want your voice heard? 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