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Victorville Press Dispatch (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Victorville, CaliforniaUsury Are fading away. But Rocky Lockwood a history teacher at Apple Valley Christian school said Bis passion and Mission has been to keep the memory of the Falten troops alive. Each year Lockwood said he starts the discussion on War in his classroom and brings it to a close from the exact place where Many soldiers died a the beaches of Normandy. Lockwood who takes a group of students to Europe each year said he believes that its important to impart the truth of memorial Day into his students by a connecting history with a memorial Day is about those who were just like our kids except they did no to make it Back a Lockwood said. A they had families friends Hopes and ambitions just like ours. Our students need to remember that those people Are the ones we need to but As Lockwood works to help his students remember the lives lost in service army Veteran de Phillips 89, said he simply a wants to forget All memory of the War. For Many people living at the Rock Spring senior living facility in Apple Valley Phillips is considered a military hero. But the army Veteran who was a 17-year old paratrooper during the invasion of Normandy considers the memorial Day Holiday a just another Day on the a i served in Europe during world War two spent time in Korea in 1950 and was an instructor in Vietnam for eight months a Phillips said. A i was wounded three times and All those purple hearts came from Europe. But after All these years i try to forget whet happened during my time Kite a hts Soctt said its Fust too hard for him to even think about the time when so Many of his Fedow servicemen lost their lives which was the main reason Why he never allowed himself a to get too close to people in a you get close and then they die a said Phillips As he tried to maintain his smite. A no that a not for me. I done to want to remember. A some of the veterans including Van Zante voiced their concern about the current state of America the Lack of respect for memorial Day and How the Holiday we a be celebrated by generations yet Tobe bom. Wayne Ray who served As a police investigator in the air Force during the �?~40s and �?~50s, said a most people we a not remember the fallen troops today or in the future because their a hearts minds and wallets will be too occupied with other things. Iii iii a Binsteed of people being at the car Dealership or partying on memorial Day they really need to spend More time at the graveyard where our troops Are buried a Ray 85, said. A i think every individual needs to examine his heart and show respect for the Day and the people that it was created Ray said he has no objection to people enjoying themselves on the Holiday but he stressed that it needs to a be approached with Frank Tomlin 88, who served in the Marine corps in the mid of said the Celebration of memorial Day has him asking Many questions. A what we a they remember about our current servicemen and women 50 years from now when they celebrate memorial Day a Tomlin said a will they be taught that our people died for nothing and that they were set to countries that the . 1ms no business being to a Clyde Packer 85, who served in the Navy for nearly 30 years and took a hostile fire in Korea said hell remember All the troops that died serving their country especially the ones who fought in Wii. A my experience was nothing compared to the troops in world War two who risked their lives in the Pacific and Europe a Packer said. A a lot of those Guys had it rough with Many dying and being buried at Packer said the troops that perished during Wii a died for the Sake of Freedom and not for an unknown cause. A Bill Orr said he was drafted into the Navy at a a perfect time a just before the japanese signed the documents of surrender on Board the Missouri in Tokyo Bay in 1945 a we were on the Robert k. Huntington in the Pacific during the sur Render a said Orr 89, who lives in Apple Valley. A we were on a new destroyer and i was glad that we did no to have to Deal with any Kamikaze pm ots. A Orr said during memorial Day he we a remember those who served their country and the individuals who lost their lives. A americans did no to conquer and acquire France during world War two and no thinking person wanted America to keep Iraq Vietnam Korea or Afghanistan when we went there a Lockwood said. A they go and we Pray they return safely. But when they done to we need to remember what they were willing to risk. A a Rene Ray de la Cruz May be reached at 760-951-6227, Adela Cruz Wail press com or on twitter @ do Ren Delacruz. A a a a Ialy of the month far i Bird Spraj v i Hessl Jmmy How a a a a a Babyjack killer ribs tender amp slow cooked a half rack of bbl Babyjack ribs with warm cheese Toast French Fries and soup or salad. 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A i adar 1�?~wka g Mij Scio Nellt im4m-Iih 18291 a amp on so Down Ca 42 7 19091 473-01v is offer catering service Price Subj i t to engr without notice. Div unto to i with specials. I pay Etc repaint i paint Arnis paint drop off event9am 1pmmavericks stadium 12000 stadium Way off Hwy 395 Adelanto Ca 92301 a a this veterans Day we at Eileen Patterson realty would like to thank each and every Veteran for their personal sacrifice and the Honor and courage that they served with to keep our peace and Freedom int we will not forget that it was you who paid the High Price for our Freedom. I bring your old leftover paint for recycling. It s free this event is open to households Ana businesses from any place in California households m or no any amount of Latex or Oil based paint. Businesses May Only or g any amount of Latex paint and May not bring Oil based paint. Pain care also has hundreds of permanent drop off Sites throughout the state most Are paint stores that Volunteer to take Back paint. To learn More about this event and other places to take leftover paint visit or Call 855 724-6809.eileen Patterson realty 760.951.2222 14252 St. Andrews or. #8 Victorville Ca 92395 huh Hal Phi Tweto of Nita to anti helping realty of a your debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices Quot a Harry s. Truman we wish you a Safe and memorial Day helping hands realty 760963488i

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