To Die, and Leave Our Children Free…

The only Civil War veteran buried in Willamette National Cemetery…
(from Vicksburg in 1863 to Oregon in 2012).
Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The life of Lt. Sidney Fredrickson
who was wounded in 1944 at Normandy.
Courage is contagious.
When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
~Billy Graham
All we have of freedom, all we use or know –
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.

~Rudyard Kipling
253 combat missions.
59 medals.
Fought (and shot down) in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
His story is absolutely incredible!
Our 2010 visit–with the stories of three Medal of Honor Recipients.
Our 2011 visit–with the story of a Purple Heart & Bronze Cross Recipient
and another story of a WW2 Doolittle Raider.
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