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PLACES I’VE PLAYED: For family, friends and freedom, I thank you

Uncle WWI Cecile Gratton 337th Bakery Company,  Burlington
Uncle
WWI
Cecile Gratton
337th Bakery Company,
Burlington
Friend Korean War Carlisle ‘Mike’ Coates 45th Infantry, 180th Division, Williston
Friend
Korean War
Carlisle ‘Mike’ Coates
45th Infantry, 180th Division, Williston
Great Grandfather Civil War Orange A. Baldwin 1st Vermont Cavalry,  Company C, Hinesburgh
Great Grandfather
Civil War
Orange A. Baldwin
1st Vermont Cavalry,
Company C, Hinesburgh
Uncle WWII Paul Austin U.S. Army, Burlington
Uncle
WWII
Paul Austin
U.S. Army, Burlington

By Bill Skiff

This Memorial Day as I sat on my porch I realized how fortunate I am to be living in Vermont. As I sat there safe and free, my thoughts turned to my many family members and friends who had made timely sacrifices to make that feeling possible.