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The City of Galva extends an invitation to those of you with information regarding our veterans.
Those of you with stories, obituaries, or other pertinent information regarding one of our veterans is encouraged to contact us so that we may review the information that you have in your possession for possible inclusion in the "hometown heroes" section of our website.
Also, please notify us immediately of any corrections that need to be made including additions, omissions, spelling errors or other errata that comes to your attention.
You may contact the city during normal working hours at (309) 932 - 2555 or by using our handy contact form.
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The Honorable Thomas E. Hartman, Mayor, by Executive Order in the Year of Our Lord 2009, has decreed that a permanent Virtual Memorial be established on the pages of the Galva Website honoring those men and women, living and dead, from the City of Galva that have served or are serving their country in our nation's armed forces.
Many of the veterans we honor here have only a tangential connection to our fair city. However slight the connection, circumstances dictated that many should receive their final resting place in our cemetery; hence, we are determined to honor their service on these pages; we are determined to embrace them as Galvans; we are determined that they will not be forgotten.
Galvans that forfeited life in service to their country...
honoring those that served and those that are serving...
*Due to the sensitive nature of displaying the names of servicemen that have honorably served in what is commonly called the Global War On Terror (GWOT), the City of Galva will not publish the names of our warriors on this site until and unless we have received written permission from the servicemen and women involved in defending us from our sworn enemies.
Before such permission is granted, the City of Galva encourages each serviceman to contact their Public Affairs Office (PAO) to discuss the decision.
As permission is granted, names will be added. Until such time as they are published, the City of Galva wishes to thank you all for preventing what we dread.
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die....
A soldier, surrounded by enemies, if he is to cut his way out, needs to combine a strong desire for living with a strange carelessness about dying.
He must not merely cling to life, for then he will be a coward, and will not escape.
He must not merely wait for death, for then he will be a suicide, and will not escape.
He must seek his life in a spirit of furious indifference to it; he must desire life like water and yet drink death like wine.”
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