Memorial Day: Oak hill widow pays homage to military vets in Edgewater Cemetery

Headline Surfer / YouTube download / Ignited3 video / This is a video from 2012 that Volusia County resident Jackie Brantley posted on her Facebook page to commemorate Memorial day.  She also posted photos she took (above and below) while visiting the Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery, 700 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater on this Memorial Day holiday. 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK 
Headline Surfer

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Jackie Brantley made the nearly 9-mile trip from her Oak Hill residence to the Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery bright and early on Monday morning to visit served in combat. 

 

"It's important remembering the ones that sacrificed their lives for us," explained Brantly who grew up in New Smyrna Beach and worked as a kitchen shift manager at Down The Hatch Restaurant, before retiring in 1993. I have friends I went to school with on these walls, said the  widow, who graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School in 1957."I salute them all."

"It's important remembering the ones that sacrificed their lives for us," explained Brantley who grew up in New Smyrna Beach and worked as a kitchen shift manager at Down The Hatch Restaurant, before retiring in 1993. 

I have friends I went to school with on these walls, said the  widow, who graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School in 1957. "I salute them all."

 

 

 

 

 

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