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Memorial Day: Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day Jog/Run Through  America's Most Historic City-continued

Fallen Heroes

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Inscribed into the sides of the monument's granite pillars are names of fallen heroes from five wars:

  1. WWI
  2. WWII
  3. Korean
  4. Vietnam
  5. Global War on Terror

The Global War on Terror should more accurately have been inscribed as "The War to Defend Against the Global Islamic Jihad"

There was also some controversy involving land on which the FAVC's Fallen Heroes monument stands, and a small 3 and a 1/2 foot granite monument to 51 Confederates buried in umarked graves that have been paved over.

Inevitably the small 3 and 1/2 foot Confederate monument was moved across the street and now stands directly beside the parking lot for Maury Commons.

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An ongoing problem for Fallen Confederate Heroes buried in the city's Confederate Cemetery:

Vehicles keep smashing into the brick wall-

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And this last appropriate photo:

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