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Private Valor At The War Memorial

 

Last updated 11/18/2021 at 1:19am

Linda Novosel-Bohn stands on Veterans Day at the War Memorial. On the base of the memorial is a photograph of her husband, Jim.

"I'm sorry it's raining on your watch," I said to Linda Novosel-Bohn as she prepared to exit the warmth of the Veterans History Museum for the cold drizzle on the courthouse lawn.

"That's OK," she said quietly. "The rain will hide my tears."

Something exceptional occurred at the Transylvania County War Memorial from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Gone was the crowd of observers who had huddled under umbrellas that dreary morning to observe the Veterans Day ceremonies.

Those few who now walked or drove past the memorial, unaware of the significance of the moment, barely...



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