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"Mike" for Memorial Day

by: cycle12

Mon May 25, 2009 at 09:05:34 AM EDT

(Sorry I did not get to this earlier. I spent part of today sitting Shiva with my aunt.  My Uncle Bob who served in Europe during WWII passed on Tuesday.  Feel free, even though it is now evening, to add memories of veterans you remember this day. - promoted by teacherken)

My first cousin, Mike Stiglich, was killed in Vietnam at the age of 23 nearly 40 years ago, and I am especially reminded of him on Memorial Day each year.

Several years ago, I wrote an account of my memories of Mike and, last year, Hank Bostwick of the Star City Harbinger was kind enough to enhance and then publish it on his blog.

This year, with further updates including photos of my cousin, Hank has again posted "Mike" on SCH at this link:

Please remember the importance and significance of this holiday.



cycle12 :: "Mike" for Memorial Day
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Thanks so much for this tribute, Steve...
...and my apologies also for not being around to post this.

Stalin once said "A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic".  I think that knowing about the  individual human lives behind all the mind-numbing war casualty figures is the best way to keep us all human and remembering why we need to make sure that our leaders govern with wisdom, vision and restraint.

Perfect quotation
Thanks, "kindler"; no apologies necessary, and the Stalin quotation is perfect for such important occasions and remembrances.


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