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Michael V Drachman (#47533584)
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Bio Photo These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.

~ Robert G. Ingersoll


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For me a simple attribution, Michael V. Drachman 2000-2014 works for any of my bio's, (pictures ) for personal use .

Should you use them or publish them elsewhere, say Ancestry or other similar sites, please,, post the link to the site here at Find A Grave, otherwise you transfer ownership to Ancestry even though Ancestry now owns Findagrave.. Go figure?


In the end, never let yourself become complacent to those who have went before us, always make time to remember the sacrifices that have been made for us by our Ancestors and the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have guarded our Constitution with their lives, some gave all to secure our rights,liberties and freedom, 100's of thousands never came home....let us not forget as that would indeed make those a life lost in vein...

A Nation which forgets its Defenders, will itself be forgotten ..

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If you would not mind I would love to have my great great grandparents memorials transferred to me they are memorials #83786908 and #83786874
thank you so much
Added by Flynn on Jul 23, 2014 9:04 AM
Jessie Franklin
RE: Guzzle's
Thank you Mike for your message and for trying to take photos of the headstones. I appreciate you letting me know about the temps.
Added by Jessie Franklin on Jul 22, 2014 7:06 PM
Robbin Rena Holcomb
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 56647579
Wow Mike those are awesome! It's nice to see more images as a tribute to fallen soldiers such as my relatives.

Thank you very much for sharing!
Added by Robbin Rena Holcomb on Jul 21, 2014 8:06 PM
Mike, thanks for those recent posts, well done!
Added by Mac on Jul 20, 2014 11:57 PM
RE: 56342870
Thank you!
Added by AlbqFirefly on Jul 18, 2014 11:00 AM
Kevin Avery
Arthur Jefferds
Fantastic photo! Thank You!

Added by Kevin Avery on Jul 17, 2014 4:03 AM
Elmer L. Svenningsen
Wow! Michael, I can't thank you enough for your picture of the memorial plaque and accompanying information on Elmer Svenningsen. The extra information below the plaque was so informative and helpful. Elmer was the grandson of the sister of my great grandfather, who emigrated to the United States from Denmark in the 19th Century. I have been doing family history on this branch of the family, but many remained in Denmark, and so it has been hard to find information. But Elise is one of the siblings who came to America, so I have been able to find more information on her descendants.

Thank you so much for your service and best wishes,
Dale Bailey
Added by baileydg on Jul 16, 2014 1:24 PM
# 56650726 PFC Bill A Thomas
Thank you for photographing & posting his marker.
Added by Pioneersearcher on Jul 15, 2014 8:30 AM
RE: Dawson, Samuel
I have no idea. I found information regarding his hometown, which now is in the bio field, but other than that, I don't know anything about this young man.
Added by sandlotball on Jul 13, 2014 2:15 PM
RE: Photo Error 6/20/14
Hi Michael - re the photos for Samuel Dawson

The wide shot of Section D is posted, but Samuel's grave photo still hasn't posted. Had you tried uploading it again ?
Added by sandlotball on Jul 13, 2014 11:24 AM
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