Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Lee's Legacy"- U.S. Army veteran murdered in New Year's Day tragedy

Help create "Lee's Legacy" It was indeed a pleasure today to be invited by the Taylor family to the service that was attended by hundreds of family and friends. A military conculsion to the service was completed with Taps and an American flag being given to his wife Lyn. Later, Captain Oscar Brady Post No. 298 & our Auxiliary hosted a funeral luncheon for all and it was a great event on behalf of the decease veteran, Leeroy J. "Lee" Taylor. He was a member of our Post, and a U.S. Army veteran who was tragically murdered on New Year's Day.
I spoke to the family and have an idea to create an annual memorial for Mr. Taylor, in which we could get together each year to advocate against violence in our community. Mr. Taylor was a great person and beloved by all who would come into contact with him. Many of the friends at the service helped in the last few years in promoting public awareness of the "Ride for Mary". As most of you know, Mary Denise Lands has now been missing for 7 years, 9 months, and 24 days. I hope that the Taylor family will find comfort and peace and that justice will prevail in this tragedy. A suitable name for an annual event could be; "Lee's Legacy". Let's all make this happen. We must never forget what happened to this veteran.

You may view and sign the Guestbook for Lee offered by Shaw Funeral Home & the Battle Creek Enquirer-
Lee Taylor Guestbook- Shaw Funeral Home, Battle Creek
Lee Taylor Guestbook- Battle Creek Enquirer

Jim Carlin
Adjutant, Post No. 298
1st Vice Commander, 3rd District Association

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