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Oxford remembers the fallen



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Oxford High School sophomore Jenna Duronio plays “Taps” at Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. (click for larger version)
May 30, 2012 - Long after the roar of the canons has ceased . . . we remember.

Long after we've won the peace, one more time . . . we remember.

Long after the weary soldier has carried his lifeless comrade off the smoking battlefield . . . we remember.

Long after a heartbroken mother's tears have dried . . . we remember.

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Long after a grieving young widow's been presented the flag that draped her husband's casket . . . we remember.

Long after a little boy stops waiting by the window for a father who will never come home . . . we remember.

We remember not because we're forced to, but because we choose to. We remember not because we desire to dwell in sadness, but because we wish to honor sacrifice.

We remember so that future generations do not forget all those who fought, bled and died for a cause greater than themselves.

CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.
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