MACON COUNTY MILITARY INFORMATION






FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

I watched the flag pass by one day.
    It fluttered in the breeze
A young marine saluted it, and then
    He stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
    So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square and eyes alert
    He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
    Had fallen through the years
How many died on foreign soil?
    How many mothers' tears
How many Pilots' planes shot down?
    How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No freedom is not free.

I heard the sound of taps one night,
    When everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
    and felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
    That taps had meant "Amen"
When a flag had draped a coffin
    of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
    Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
    with interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
    at the bottom of the sea
of unmarked graves in Arlington
    No, freedom is not free.

Cadet Major Kelly Strong





  BLACKHAWK WAR

            A Brief History - includes a list of Macon County Volunteers





  MEXICAN WAR

            Macon County in the Mexican War




  CIVIL WAR - A Large Database




  SPANISH AMERICAN WAR


  Sec. of State Spanish American War Database - New Searchable Database Online




  WORLD WAR I


  WW I - Roll of Honor

  WW I - Milton Downham's Letter Home

  WW I - Mrs. J. Tille's Letter From Her Father in Germany





  WORLD WAR II


WW II Website





  KOREA and VIETNAM WAR





  State Level Lists of Casualties for Korea and Vietnam Wars





  VETERANS BURIED IN MACON CO. thru 1929

A - F     G - M     N - S     T - Z

  VETERANS BURIED IN MACON CO. NOT INCLUDED IN THE 1929 ROLL OF HONOR





  OTHER MILITARY LINKS

Military USA || Military Search Engine





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