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Our Views: Remembering freedoms cost
Holiday celebration has been made possible by generations of sacrifice
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Every Memorial Day for the past decade or so, we have taken stock in where our country stands as we fight enemies abroad. For quite awhile now, the day set aside in tribute to the nation’s war casualties has continued to see that toll mount in deserts of the Middle East. Those recent wars began in fall 2001 when U.S. and allied troops struck at the Taliban forces in Afghanistan in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.