I still miss Memorial Day in Boalsburg, PA.
Like most folks I imagine, we would pause to reflect a moment on Memorial Day, and then go back to our hot dogs and potato chips. That is, until we moved to Boalsburg, PA – the “Birthplace of Memorial Day“. Boalsburg is a postcard small town nestled between Mt. Nittany to the north and Tussey Mountain to the south. It’s also the home of the Pennsylvania Military Museum, a tribute to hometown heroes from Bunker Hill to Baghdad.
Memorial Day in Boalsburg cannot be ignored. It could be the bands, the buntings, the speeches, the smiles, the cannons . . . But there you are reminded that idyllic “small town America” comes with a price. A heartfelt “thank you” to the fallen is shared by everyone in Boalsburg, from the most conservative to the most liberal. In Boalsburg, they wipe the…
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