Family hopes to raise daughter to know true meaning of Memorial Day

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- It’s a Memorial Day tradition for so many families – a visit to the grave sites of those who sacrificed it all for our freedom.

Hundreds stopped by Leavenworth National Cemetery Monday afternoon, including Army veteran Kelvin Trice and his family. Both Kelvin and his wife, LaTeisha, have fathers buried in the rolling hills of the cemetery. It’s a place they brought their three-year-old daughter, Kelsha, to visit the grandfathers she will never meet.

“He served in WWII,” Kelvin said of his father, Corporal Sammie Trice. “He loved his family, he loved his wife and he loved his country.”

They are values Kelvin and his wife hope to pass on to Kelsha, so as not to forget the true meaning of the holiday.

“You just can’t measure it, putting your life on the line for someone else for our freedoms and so forth,” he said. “It is just priceless.”

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