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A Patriot's Story

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Guest Editorial

By Lee Houston, Galax

On July 4, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of our nation declaring its independence, patriots Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died.

They were the last signers of the Declaration of Independence to pass. I thought that it was no accident that God would call patriots home on the Fourth of July. At 7:30 p.m. on July 4, 2015, God called home Joe Bill Edwards, a farm boy from Grayson County. He, too, was a patriot.

Born in 1920, Bill was exactly the right age to go into the Army when World War II forced itself on America.


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