On our way to the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad a number of years ago, we came across this tribute to a lost son. It was in the middle of no where on the family farm. I'll never forget it. Vicky and I both had tears in our eyes as we read and looked at what the family did for their son. Don ARMY 1965-68DSC_0246DSC_0243DSC_0241DSC_0244DSC_0242


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Wow. Yes, very moving. Really makes folks think about families' sacrifices for us.

Don, I can't make out the entire hand written message. Do you remember what it said?


Jim, only thing I can make out is name: Travis Wayne Anderson-SPC US ARMY- IRAQ. DIED MAY 13 2005.

Bravo Company

Operation Iraqi Freedom

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.

Yes Scale Rail, You are so right, We should never forget this special day, as of this message , on live television is the National Tribute to our fallen Heroes, and I live 3 minutes from Ft. Campbell, and many of my good friends are Veterans, and they saw War, and some are tattered, some are crippled, and yes, some have died recently, but, they were Warriors, and all I can say, We are Blessed.  Thank You for starting this memorial. Amen....

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