Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

Fourteen Flags

 

Katelin Carroll

"Well, where I was at, we didn't have a light on them at night. We just tried to make sure it was still there in the morning," Vietnam Veteran Mark Dillehay responded when asked by a passerby why his flags were not illuminated at night. Dillehay honors his comrades each year by displaying flags on his front lawn on Goodman Branch Road to say, We Will Remember.

Memorial Day is a holiday used by many to spend the long weekend grilling out, riding boats on the river, or simply spending time with family and friends.

But for veterans, their families and most Americans it is also a time to honor and remember those who fought for the freedoms that we still have today.

On Friday, May 22, I had the opportunity and honor of meeting Sgt. Mark Dillehay to learn how he celebrates Memorial Day as a Vietnam Veteran.

Sgt. Dillehay joined the service in 1965 at 20 years of age, hoping to become a paratrooper at Fort Campbell where he had some friends whom he ad...



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