Tuesday, March 11, 2014

South Dakota IX

This post will be a little different. It will be the first that deals only with Medal of Honor recipients. The photos here speak for themselves and nothing I could write will tell their story more eloquently or bestow any more honor on these gallant heroes.

The Medal of Honor was first awarded in 1863 and some 1400 have been earned since that time. The way one might feel about a particular war must not diminish the bravery and heroism of these very few who have gone, as each citation says, "above and beyond the call of duty."

So, take a minute to read each of these, all from Vietnam, and, perhaps whisper an Ave for each; Be glad that such people exist and teach us what is important and how to live.

Remember, that if you "click" on the photo, it will enlarge for easier viewing.

Next time, on the 16th, I will post the last few pics from this Sioux Falls site. So, join me, as always, at 9:00am.

To see other memorials from South Dakota, or any other state, click on the state name on the left side of this page.

Update: Just found out that my info is wrong about the number of MOH recipients. I stated above that the number is 1400 but it is actually 3463, seventy five of whom are still living. Sorry for the bad info.

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