Editorial: Take some time to honor fallen on Memorial Day

In late May every year, small crosses are placed on the lawn of the Johnson County Courthouse in Franklin. Each has the name of a county resident who died while serving in the armed forces.

It’s a poignant and sobering reminder that the losses are personal.

One bears the name of Brian D. Hazelgrove, who died Jan. 23, 2004, while flying an Army helicopter in Iraq.


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