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On #MemorialDay we rededicate ourselves to honoring the service of the nation’s men and women in uniform, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us and for our nation.
I’m so proud to represent the many brave Vermonters who serve in their communities and far from home, and I’m sharing some reflections about those who gave their lives so that others might live. #MemorialDay
Cpl. Edward Wilkin was born in Burlington and served in the Army in WWII. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his superb fighting skill, dauntless courage, and inspiring actions when…
his company cracked the Siegfried Line in Germany. Though he saved many American lives, he was killed in action just one month later. #MemorialDay
Mary Doyle Keefe was 19 and living in Arlington, #VT, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She posed as Rosie the Riveter for Norman Rockwell, and her portrait became emblematic of the war effort. #MemorialDay
Watch Mary Doyle Keefe's interview here and visit the #LibraryofCongress Veterans History Project to see more #MemorialDay stories. stream.media.loc.gov/vhp/video/afc2…
Help honor veterans by preserving #veterans histories with @LibraryCongress & #LOCvets. loc.gov/vets/ #MemorialDay
Our small state of Vermont has paid more than its due, from the Civil War to recent conflicts around the world. We remember our heroes today with wreaths, but we must continue to care for the families of the fallen. #MemorialDay
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