Memorial Day – Here and Gone

Roll of Honor – Civil War Plaque at Center Hall

Another Memorial Day snuck down Wabash Ave. yesterday.  It happens every year – a routine three day weekend.

Some of you probably paused for a few minutes yesterday to think about those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.  For me, the list is too long…Art, T.C., Tuna, Bernley, Nando, Paul…to name just a few.

Next fall, we”ll pause to reflect on the Civil War and Wabash men who served.  In an interesting twist, we’ll also celebrate the Wabash men, then students, who helped Professor Jim Barnes uncover the names and details of those who served.  History doesn’t exist without the report left for those who follow. (Thankfully, in those days we had not discovered the ability to change history after the fact.)