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“Before the Colors Fade”

“Before the Colors Fade” is the title of a story about six Chapel Hill Veterans who went to Arlington to help say a final “goodbye” to a friend and fellow soldier, Carl Fritz. I am reminded of that trip and the camaraderie that we shared in a chartered Greyhound Scenicruiser to Arlington, Washington, and the World War II Memorial.  I am also reminded that we are losing more and more of the history of the Great War, The War to End All Wars, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Kuwait, the Gulf and more.  

 

We celebrate the living on Veterans Day.  We remember the dead on Memorial Day.  So, why not spend some time with a veteran on Veterans Day.  Young or old, ask them to share a small part of their story.  You will be glad you did.  So will they.

 

Here is a story about two boys and an old sailor from the USS Yorktown.  Watch it and you will understand.

 

Twin boys surprised by their WWII hero

In an era of pop culture overhype, two young brothers remind us who our American idols really are.

Posted by Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Veterans’ Club Reading at Chapel Hill Library

Chapel Hill – The Daily Tar Heel reports that a reading group has formed and meets at the Chapel Hill Library.  The group of veterans reflect on their war experience and the group’s moderators are trying to turn those reflections in to open discussion.  Learn more