Several men in our little community of Hyde Park, Utah, were called up to serve in the Great War, that horrible conflict we now called World War I. Of all those men, one of them did not come home and is buried in France.
Mervin A. Elwood.
This monument anchored in the northwest corner of the Hyde Park Cemetary pays tribute to Elwood as well as naming each who was called up to serve in that Great War.
Elwood is not the only one in Hyde Park who has paid the Last Full Measure of Devotion. Also buried here is my friend Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred who was killed in Iraq in 2004.
The sacrifice of those who have given all reminds us it is the soldier, sailor, airman, and marine who keeps our Flag flying strong.
“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”
RED EDGE LIVE MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL
The Red Edge Live program last week was dedicated to remembering those who we honor the most on Memorial Day. Join me as I walk through the Hyde Park Cemetary remembering Elwood from WWI, Civil War veteran Pvt. Joseph Cain, and Michael J. Allred.
Have a great Monday! Thanks for letting me share!
p.s. Take 13 minutes on this Memorial Day to pause in remembrance of those who paid the Last Full Measure of Devotion.
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