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FLAGS FLY AT MADISON COURTHOUSE


With the coming of Memorial Day one can see an abundance of Red, White and Blue around the Madison County Courthouse in downtown Madison, Florida. Driving by on U.S. Highway 90 and turning south on Range Street there is a sea of American flags reminding everyone of the meaning of Memorial Day. This is a holiday set aside to remember and honor those who have died serving their country in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Across Highway 90 from the Courthouse in Four Freedoms Park is the Four Freedoms monument to remind us of the first hero of World War II, Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr. who grew up in Madison and is buried there. Next to the monument is a large headstone with the names of Madison County residents who have died in wartime. Memorial Day is a time to teach the young that freedom is not free. Many have died to provide and maintain the freedoms we enjoy. Make Memorial Day a day of rememberance and instruction and gratitude. We cannot remember what we do not know--teach them! Honor those who gave their all in service and sacrifice.

Patrick Lightcap 


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