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In remembrance
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Members of the American Legion Post 122 place a wreath at the Veterans Memorial downtown in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse as part of Memorial Day observances in Smithville.
With the mournful sounds of TAPS filling downtown, the citizens of DeKalb County paused Monday morning to remember those who gave all.“Why does somebody jump on a grenade?” asked keynote speaker Ben Franklin during the Memorial Day program sponsored by American Legion Post 122, the veteran paraphrasing the scripture in the Bible which says that there is no greater love than a man who will lay down his life for his brother. “A lot of time it’s just common ol’ fella’s that does this.” Franklin also pointed to the Alamo where many laid down their lives for the idea of liberty.