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Memorial to the Unknown Dead
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his
orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address
Lt. Hedley de L. Young,
Holderness School Class of 1941
Following graduation from Holderness, Hedley joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and rose to the rank of Lieutenant as a pilot navigator. Having completed his tour of duty, Hedley volunteered for a secret reconnaissance mission in August of 1943. It was on that final mission that Hedley was shot down and taken prisoner near Genoa, Italy. He passed away in December of 1943 in a POW hospital where he was being treated for extensive injuries he suffered when his plane was shot down. Hedley is buried in the Canadian Allied Cemetery in Italy.
Hedley received numerous decorations during the war from the Canadian Government as well as the allied forces.
Michael Christopher Eastman
Captain US Army
Jan 30, 1951 - Dec 12, 1985
"The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."
General Dwight D Eisenhower, address to his troops D-Day 1944
Leonard J Giverson
CPL 743 Tank BN
World War II
March 16 1921 - June 6, 1944
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower