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More Than Memorial Barbeques

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28)  On Memorial Day weekend and just days from the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, many of you are vowing this isnt just a holiday of barbeques.

On a humid afternoon in NewBo as kids run after bubbles floating through the air, several people say they are having fun, but also keeping memories of those who made this weekend possible close to their hearts. 

Annette Rosendahl, enjoying the market with her husband and two sons, says she has cousins in the Marines now and its important that none of us forget the past, My grandfather Carroll Peterson and his brother served in World War Two and Harlan didnt make it .. he was shot down .. and my grandfather just passed away last August.

On our Facebook page many of you are remembering those who served. Ronda writes, My father Vernon Jr Cornwell, World War II Pearl Harbor.  He was a tank destroyer. He was and still is my hero. RIP.  

And Mel posts, My father, Dale Schroth, who served in Vietnam in the Air Force. He has an amazing spirit of strength and perseverance and will always be my hero.

Meantime back in NewBo, Dan Sullivan says his cousin is never far from his thoughts on this weekend,   He was a lifetime member of the armed services in the Air Force. The military service is a commendable thing.  We dont have that many in our family, but I do think of him though.  

For many this is also a time to think about those who continue to protect our freedom.  Bob Webers heart is with his son Sean this weekend, somewhere in the Pacific, He is stationed on the USS Carl Vinson which is currently out to see. Obviously I love him and hope hes doing well.
Many of you have warm memories of those you honor on this Memorial Day weekend.  If you would like to share your thoughts, you can find the link to our Facebook page at the bottom of this page. 

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