'We Shall Never Forget' Second Lt. David Rylander: Photo of the Day

Flags in Stow have been ordered to be at half staff, including the one by the Doughboy statue, in honor of the Stow soldier who was killed May 2 in Afghanistan.

— we drive by the statue at nearly every day, but how often do we really stop to reflect on its importance and what it represents?

The plaque underneath the bronze reproduction of the Sentry reads:

"Dedicated to those who have served our country. Their memory lives on forever and we shall never forget."

In honor of , I dedicate this photo to his life of service and selflessness. We shall never forget your sacrifices. Thank you.



Meg Griffin May 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM
It was wonderful to see all the people who lined the route to pay their respects. And,the Stow Fire Department with the ladder truck and flag. What a moving experience. God bless you, Rylander family.
Troy McClure May 13, 2012 at 02:54 PM
I, too, stood along the route on Saturday. I always get a little emotional over the ladder truck and flag whenever I see it.
James Thomas May 14, 2012 at 06:59 PM
We seem to have stumbled onto the right way of raising our children here in Stow. When our country calls, they answer. Not just in the way of Lt. Rylander and Cpl. Tomci, but in those who question why they were sent. These children of Stow are our defenders and they give of themselves with no upper limit. We should be eternally humbled by them. We must always be sure that when they defend us , they do so for reasons that we ourselves would do so if WE were the ones young and strong enough to make the difference.


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