Last year Lloyd Union Cemetery Trustee Dennis Bragg started a tradition that he hopes will continue in the future; each year he plans to pick one soldier to honor and this year he chose WWI Veteran Pvt. Amos D. Scott. He was born June 6, 1890 and was killed in action on December 19, 1918 while serving in Co B 336th Machine Gun Battalion. Scott’s family provided a headstone at the cemetery in Lloyd even though he was laid to rest in France. Amos Scott was 28 years old.
The inscription on Scott’s headstone reads:
“He gave his life at his country’s call
The noblest, grandest death of all”
Bragg said the inscription, “just grabs you, and I am afraid this newer generation might forget what these soldiers died for in the defense of our country. We must never forget what our forefathers worked for and never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy.”
Bragg said he did not serve in the military, something that he regrets today, but feels an obligation to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Bragg also helps to keep the grounds of the 20-acre cemetery in good shape and the books in order.
“I don’t see it as a job, it’s a lot of work and in a way it’s like running a business,” he said.
Bragg closed by thanking those who made the sacrifice, adding, “God Bless America and it is now up to us to do our part.”