Marble bricks memorializing Peachtree City’s fallen service members. Local veterans are laying the new bricks in the city library’s park in preparation for Memorial Day.
I used to think of veterans as old guys that hung out at the VFW remembering days and friends long gone by; men that emerged every Memorial Day carrying the flag at the front of the local parade. These men aren’t quite so old any more. Sadly we have a new generation of foreign war veterans; every bit as somber and injured; twenty-somethings with young families. Men and women are again bound together by common hardships, just like those that preceded them.