Memorial Day - Robert L. Greene

Memorial Day


Pictured is the Memorial for Flight Officer Robert L. Green in Olive Hill Cemetery. Green is one of at least 67 Jewell County servicemen to have given their lives serving our country. His body was recovered and brought to Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, Ky., for burial on Feb. 20, 1950.

Many observe Memorial Day. Businesses close, families gather, reunions are held, graves are decorated and cemeteries are visited. Though all are important and meaningful activities, those are not the real reason for Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is set aside to recognize, honor and pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the service of their country. Jewell Countians such as Omar Headrick, Aubrey Varney, Lee Keeler, Duane Murray, Robert Standerwick and at least 62 others paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. They lie buried in cemeteries near and far or in oceans deep.

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