Memorial Day: Remembering their sacrifice

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It's easy to forget the purpose of this holiday that has become the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. But the point of Memorial Day is to remember -- to remember those soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who gave their lives in defense of our freedom.

A number of area cemeteries will hold special ceremonies today to honor our war dead.

Another way to honor those who died is to listen their stories as told by their brothers-in-arms who are still with us today. In 2007, the Downtown Tulsa Kiwanis Club invited their members who had served in World War II to talk about their war experiences during a couple of the club's weekly meetings. The sessions were videotaped, and you can view them (about 75 minutes in all) at Tulsa City Councilor John Eagleton's web site.

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