Gold Star Mother Angie White points to son, Kenneth
Memorial Day 2014 at LZ Peace Memorial
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Above: Angie White points to the photo of her son, Kenneth Leroy White, who was killed in 1969. His picture is below her hand. Angie's hand is resting on Wallis Patterson's picture.
Faces of Heroes.
And a Red-Tailed Hawk provides cover.
As folks arrived at the LZ Peace memorial they were surprised by a sight seldom seen by most people.
There was a red-tail hawk perched atop the POW flagpole. An Air Force veteran told me, "The hawk was flying escort and now he's providing cover."
Memorial Day 2014 ended up a beautiful day. It started out with a light rain that turned to a drizzle and then it stopped. The sun came out and the hawk flew off. What a sight.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) had spent the past year gathering up photographs of all the veterans on the Wall of Honor.
This great tribute was unveiled by Senior Chief Todd Burd and Inis from the DAR.
Jim and Angie White were there again, in the front row in the sweltering heat.
A special thanks to Wally Haas, Max Gersh and Jeff Kolkey from the paper and all the TV crews that showed up. We really appreciate everything you do for us.
You truly helped honor and bring attention to the Hell that war is.
To paraphrase what Paul Logli said, "Everyone who dies in war is a son, a father, a mother, a sister, a brother, a friend, a husband or a wife."
To quote another famous American, "No man is an island onto himself. The death of one man dimishes all of us."
Thanks again for helping us honor all veterans who have given their lives for our great country.
God Bless them and the United States of America.
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