President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address from 1863 captures the sentiment of a grateful nation: “that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” On Monday, May 27, the Carpinteria Lions Club organized a Memorial Day observance at the Carpinteria Cemetery. Navy veteran Clyde Freeman served as Master of Ceremonies, and Curtis Lopez sang the national anthem.

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