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    Remembering the Persecuted

    As I scrolled through Instagram on Memorial Day, I was struck by a friend’s post. As a Marine wife, she took the time to remind her friends that Memorial Day is not really about thanking those who are still with us, it’s about remembering the sacrifice of those who died in service. It took me back to my childhood. To days spent with my grandpa, tending graves or selling red poppies on the grocery store sidewalk. It reminded me how he couldn’t bring himself to talk about what he saw in Vietnam, even when I interviewed him for a school report. It brought back the moment when my career focus…