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The Real Strength of the USA
We recently discovered a jewel of Patriotic America relatively near our new home in Florida and I decided to share it with you as it is my deep and abiding belief that towns like this, and the spirit of optimism and patriotism they embody, are the real hope for a return of the kind of America so many of us remember as existing not so very long ago.
The town is Milton, FL, and some years the back number of civic leaders started an initiative to build a Veterans Memorial Park to honor the fallen who defended us from so many evils over the years. I will try hard not to exaggerate too much when I say it is one of the most moving places of this type I have visited outside, obviously, the magnificent, glorious memorials in our nation’s Capital.
Each year the local chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) put out banners recognizing residents of Milton who served and they were all out this afternoon when we visited. These are similar to those highlighted in the recent post by our colleague, Douglas Pratt, in which he pointed out, with such understandable pride, the banner recognizing his Father’s service in WWII. Here are a few: