Young Patriot's Mission To Preserve And Honor The Fallen

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  1. The T
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    The T George S. Patton Party Supporting Member

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    This youngun is 17 years of age...What a nice work. This young person deserves a pat on the back and more for what he is doing to honor the fallen...

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    Quiet, soft-spoken 17- year-old Ricky Gilleland spends most weekends surrounded by tombstones, as he walks through Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington, D.C. looking for the burial sites of those individuals who have died in the line of duty since September 11, 2001.


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    Through his website, preserveandhonor.com, Gilleland has cataloged the thousands who are laid to rest in Section 60 of Arlington Cemetery. With a camera in hand, Gilleland shoots a photo of both the front and back of the headstone, "to provide a virtual place for loved ones and friends to both locate the graves of the fallen and reflect on the memory of their sacrifice."
    Gilleland explains it's a way for those who cannot return to the cemetery to see a loved one's final resting place. "They can go back (on the website) and they can find their loved one...and find a little more comfort," he told Fox News on a recent Sunday afternoon.

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    I saw a blurb on the news about this project. It's very touching...what a wonderful young man.
     
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    This young person obviously knows and understands whom defends his liberty...
     

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