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Remembering Troy

October 29, 2011

Regular readers and those who have read “Getting By: Lessons From a Rural Past” have heard Troy Nealey’s name mentioned. He’s never far from our thoughts.

He loved agriculture, good shorthorn cattle and a laugh. He was a Marine, a son, a friend and a hero. A candlelight vigil will be held tonight in his honor and although we don’t have the fuel to make it up there we’ll be there in thought. Some might see his name on a Tshirt around the Indiana State Fairgrounds today. It was five years ago and much too soon he left this world for perpetual green pastures.

As we take a minute today to reflect on freedom and the cost for those who insure it, it’s appropriate to feature one of Troy’s favorite artists and songs.

America – we owe them a minute of remembrance. Those who carry on deserve a thank you, however inadequate that is.

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