Some gave all

Springtown honors veterans’ sacrifices

BY CHRISTINA DERR
christina@azlenews.net

Retired USMC Gunnery Sgt. Verne B. Bell addressed the crowd at Springtown’s Memorial Day ceremony. He said that immediately following World War II, 50 percent of the United States population had either served in the armed forces or in civilian support. Today the number is less than two percent. Photo by Christina Derr
They’re people, too.
Not just soldiers.
Not just veterans.
But they’re people with families and friends and goals and aspirations whose lives were cut short when they gave what is known as the last full measure of devotion in giving their lives for their country.
That was the message that Lt. Col. James T. Castleman had for those in attendance at the annual Springtown Memorial Day Ceremony May 26 at Veterans Park.

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