Saturday, September 02, 2006


Veterans and dignitaries spoke today at the dedication ceremony of the Elyria War Memorial in Ely Square in downtown Elyria. The rain did not keep people away or dampen anyone’s spirit as the long awaited Memorial was revealed. Hundreds of people sat under umbrellas and listened to speakers dedicate the new memorial. As I listened to the speeches and tried to pull a line or two our for this report I couldn’t find any, even though they were all very good and heart felt, that topped one that I found inscribed on the Memorial itself.

“You’ve never lived
‘til you’ve almost died…

for those who fought for it,
life has a flavor the protected
will never know.”

Scribed on a c-ration container by a soldier during the Vietnam War


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