All I can say is "wow." This young man is a tremendous hero to the families of the men and women who have fallen while serving America in the War on Terror. The compassion of this young patriot has resulted in a tremendous database for Arlington.
Read more on Ricky Gilleland and the Preserve and Honor Project: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=119610&catid=158
Visit the site: http://preserveandhonor.com/
His volunteer work to honor our veterans should inspire us all to preserve our history. Ricky is right-- we are people, not numbers. So, come on and step up to the graves in Arlington if you visit or live in the area. Or if you a family member of one of the fallen, be sure to honor their memory by telling their story on the Preserve and Honor Blog.
Ahh, genealogy. What great heroes there are among us.
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