- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
Flags each have names of those who gave all
To the editor:
Thank you for the picture on the front page Friday of Freedom Corner at Capaha Park.
I would like to inform those who drive by and see the flags that it's not just a bunch of flags placed in the ground. Each flag has a name attached to it of a man from Cape Girardeau who has died during a war while serving his country.
For the record, here's the layout of the placement of the flags: Standing facing the Statue of Liberty, all the flags surrounding Miss Liberty -- 131 of them -- have the names of men killed during World War II. The column on the left has 40 flags in front of it. These men were killed during World War I. The center column has 20 flags identifying 20 young lives given in the service of their country in Korea. The column on the right has 16 flags with the names of heroes who gave their all.
That's 207 men from the Cape Girardeau area who realized that freedom is not free. Some gave all.