Appalachia Appalachia Through My Eyes

Appalachia Through My Eyes – Memorial Day Weekend

The paper reads:

Hayesville, North Carolina

  • Sp./4 David Leon Dailey
  • U.S. Army
  • Killed May 20, 1970 in Vietnam
  • Attached to the 82nd Airborne



Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.



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    Denise Duckett Mauck
    May 28, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    It’s not a “holiday” and we do not say “Happy” Memorial Dau.
    – Thank you Tipper.
    – Denise

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    June 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    A great reminder!! Thanks.

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    Suzi Phillps
    May 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm


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    Don Casada
    May 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    There are none who come closer to living the example set by the Lord Jesus than those who give their all for others.
    “Others, Lord, yes others – let this our motto be”

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    lynn legge
    May 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    tipper that was beautiful .. and the song is touching… we truly do need to remember the fallen and be thankful for our freedom and sacrifices of the men and women in the armed forces.. may you and yours have a blessed weekend.. and all say a quiet prayer to those this weekend represent.
    big ladybug hugs

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    May 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    So many young lives cut short, in so many wars. God bless them all.

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    J E
    May 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    As a veteran this weekend has special meaning. It is a time to remember fallen friends and relatives. It is also a time to pray for those who still are putting their lives on the line on a daily basis.
    I say this prayer every morning. It is taped right above my computer.
    Heavenly Father, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in this our time of need. These things I humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Amen.
    Take the time to thank a veteran. I helped a lady tape a box in the Post Office one day. She said thanks and then looked at my hat and asked if I was a Vet. She then said thank you for your service and gave me a hug. It was the first time that I had been thanked by a stranger – it had us both in tears.
    Remember on Memorial Day to fly your flag at half staff till noon then raise to full staff for the rest of the day. The morning is to honor the dead. The afternoon is to thank those who were lucky and came home.
    A veteran (Whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve) is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount of up to and including his or her life. That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
    “If you can read this, thank a teacher
    -and since it’s in English,
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,
    Jesus Christ and the American GI.
    …One died for your soul,
    –The other died for your freedom.
    Have you thanked either one today?.

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    May 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    beautiful tribute, tipper. i tried earlier to comment and it kept telling me it would not except my info. strange things in blog land

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    May 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    We WILL pause several times this Memorial Day Weekend to give
    THANKS to our soldiers who gave
    their all for our FREEDOM. The songs you have picked on your radio player is just right for this event. Thank you…Ken

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    Sue Crane
    May 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

    sometimes we say more when we say less……. and you did!
    I remember it being called Decoration Day and it was a day of clearing, cleaning, visiting all at the cemetery. To this day I still love to read gravestones.

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    Rooney Floyd
    May 28, 2011 at 9:28 am


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    May 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

    So many we can say the same for.
    So sad. Maybe one day we’ll see them all again and can thank them in person.

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    Benny Watt Terrt
    May 28, 2011 at 8:18 am

    “Fallen Soldier” is an outstanding song; I had never heard it before. This is a very special weekend, but too many folks think it is for going to the lake or beach, cooking out, and making a family affair of it. It should be a family affair, one where you teach your kids the real meaning of MEMORIAL DAY. It is not a time to celebrate but to honor those who gave their all. Can we not spare a couple of hours out of three days just to say “THANK YOU!”?

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    Sheryl Paul
    May 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

    What heartfelt words, so short yet they say so much. I for one thank all those who gave their lives and service.
    I do not agree with most of the wars or conflicts that our gov’ment gets us in, but the men and women who serve in them earn my respect and thanks.

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    B. Ruth
    May 28, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Thanks Tipper…

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    Miss Cindy
    May 28, 2011 at 7:15 am

    poignant picture and Tipper, your words say it all.
    This is our time to remember!

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