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Don’t Forget to Remember on Memorial Day

2019-05-27T08:54:22-05:00

Private Nelson Jones was pinned down under fire with his unit in a small square in Oerlinghausen, Germany, on a chilly morning in April, 1945. As he tried to return fire, an ear-splitting blast from a German Panzer tank killed him, instantly. A year earlier, he was walking the halls as senior class president of [...]

Don’t Forget to Remember on Memorial Day2019-05-27T08:54:22-05:00

Remembering Those Who Never Came Home

2017-05-24T09:50:36-05:00

If we’d known what was in the old canvas duffle bag, we would have opened it long before we did. Instead, the bag was casually tossed into the “things to be sorted" pile. When we finally opened it, we found yards of red and black fabric. We were a bit confused as we stretched the [...]

Remembering Those Who Never Came Home2017-05-24T09:50:36-05:00

Freedom Has a Name

2017-07-07T08:14:55-05:00

Private Nelson Jones was pinned down under fire with his unit in a small square in Oerlinghausen, Germany, on April 18, 1945. As he tried to return fire, he was hit by the blast of a Panzer tank shell and killed instantly on a chilly Wednesday morning. A year earlier, he was walking the halls [...]

Freedom Has a Name2017-07-07T08:14:55-05:00