Patriots Day Celebrated in Bolivar

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BOLIVAR, Tenn- After the singing, praying, and moments of silence in remembrance of 9-11 and fallen soldiers, real life army wife, Andrea Lynne Cory, asked the audience to remember those still standing. “I want to provide some type of forum for a real military wife,” Cory said. And during Cry Out America, Hardeman County’s annual Patriots Day ceremony, Cory the widow of an army lieutenant killed months before the September 11 attacks, encouraged more accountability from Americans to remember the families of the victims. “The remembrance is a delicate matter in how 9-11 changed our lives forever,” said Bolivar Mayor, Barrett Stevens. And Cory said for families who have lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks and in military combat, their lives will never be the same. “She brought to life sacrifices that families make and we need to do a better job of remembering families,” said Mayor Stevens. The ceremony was more than just a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives, but also for wives like Cory who have to carry on without their loved ones who defended our country’s enduring freedom.

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