Monday, May 26, 2014

A Moment to Pause and Remember . . .

Memorial Day is the federal holiday set aside each May to remember all the armed forces men and women who died while serving our country.  The Badger family was a very prominent Quincy family involved in the granite industry.  In August of 1862, Ezra Badger enlisted in the Civil war as a soldier in company D, 39th Massachusetts infantry regiment.  He was 64 years old!   At enlistment, he held the rank of wagoner, and mustered out 2 months later. 

2 comments:

Birdman said...

Peace.

Gordon Lawson said...

you do your homework. I knew several Badger's from my school days in the 60's/70's and now wonder if they were related.....likely