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Editorial: Remember Memorial Day has a purpose

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Memorial Day is aptly named, as it is a day to remember those men and women who gave their life in the service of the United States.

There is no greater sacrifice than one who gives their life for of their country.

Americans -- young and old -- have gathered in communities around the country since 1868 to honor and remember those individuals who have made this ultimate sacrifice.

Soldiers from our region killed in recent years include:

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Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: insidescoop.areavoices.com or the Tribune's blog at: westcentraltribune.areavoices.com.
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