Friends, family and students remember 1st Lieutenant Joshua Booth

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By John Barnhart

While many see Memorial Day as the kick-off to summer fun, that’s not what the holiday is all about. It was established to remember military men who died in the service of their country. It got its start after the War Between the States to honor the war dead. The wars of the 20th century added more to those ranks.
This year, a young man named Andrew Pollard and a friend of his rode down from Massachusetts to honor 1st Lieutenant Joshua Booth, a Marine platoon leader who was killed by a sniper in Hadithah, Iraq on Oct. 17, 2006.

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