Gilman’s Gruba memorialized as hero

Soldier dies to machine gun fire in WWI

BY Jakob Kounkel | STAFF WRITER
Posted 5/23/23

FOLEY – Memorial Day serves as a venerated reminder for communities and families that Americans stand proudly on the shoulders of its fallen veterans.

With the holiday, there comes a collective understanding that brave men and women have given their lives on foreign soil for the benefit of a country they would never see again. With the celebration of their gift to all citizens also comes the solemnity of their sacrifice – a dichotomy that calls for both triumphant applause and pensive mourning.

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