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Memorial Day, a Day to Remember

by dav.d

On Memorial Day I ventured up to Bountiful, Utah with my family. I have a number of family who are buried in the city’s cemetery. My grandparents on my mother’s side are there along with some uncles and cousins.

White crosses memorialize service men and women who served their country

White crosses memorialize service men and women who served their country

American Flags mark memorials

American Flags mark memorials

In addition to finding my grandparent’s gravesite there is a section of the cemetery dedicated to people who served in the U.S. military. My grandfather, Richard Barrett, served in World War 2 in the navy. I was able to find his white cross with his name on it.

My grandfather Richard Leland Barrett served in the navy in World War 2

My grandfather Richard Leland Barrett served in the navy in World War 2

My other grandfather is buried in Alabama and served in the army during WW2. He was injured after the D-Day invasion at Normandy. He lost an eye and he had some pretty horrific war stories that he shared with the kids.

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