Memorial Day 2011
Today, at a small cemetery in Forty-Fort, PA, a tradition that began 120 years ago and spans five generations will continue.
Edward Charles Williams marched in the West Side Memorial Day parade for 70 years. This will be his grandson's ( my father ) 58th year of participation, and as best I can figure, my 26th.
Actually, it was 70 years.
Two grandsons continue the tradition
Memorial Day 2006
L to R: G-G-Grandson, G-Grandson, and Grandson of
Edward C. Williams
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Today, pause to remember those who gave the last full measure of devotion.