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Remembering the dead

Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day, Mora native Charles Padilla has written the following essay about the war dead from WWII.

By Charles Padilla

The white granite markers of those killed in World War Two have proven to be resilient, immune to the rains and snow, and winter freezes, and violent summer storms. These rock statues have now endured almost 70 years. They stand as lonely and silent-sentinels over the cemeteries of Northern New Mexico.