The same belt of violent thunderstorms that struck Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois--where President Obama was supposed to speak this morning--probably also forced the cancellation of a Memorial Day service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth--thirty-five miles to the north.
The Marathon Pundit family drove to the cemetery a few hours ago to visit the grave of my father. Many veterans are buried there, including Patrick J. Sweeney, who died fighting for his country during the Vietnam War.
Memorial Day 2010, Skokie, Illinois
Gravesite of a veteran of Custer's 7th Cavalry
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"Vietnam Memorial, Washington DC Framed Photograph - Jennifer Broadus"