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Thankful: What I am thankful for

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

In May, I was voted into the 56th Virginia Regiment as a CSA infantryman.

I recently found out my family members had three ties to the Confederate Army: Co. A, 146th Va. Militia; Co. F. 58th Va. Militia, and Co. I, 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment.

I now feel as if I am carrying on the family tradition. I feel so privileged and honored to be a part of this great heritage.

Michael J. Lair

Mathews, Va. ...

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