Monday, May 26, 2008

"The family atmosphere we have is because of them"

Posted May 25, 2008 @ 08:40 PM

Thousands of Bay State residents will observe Memorial Day today with cookouts, parties, days at the beach or soaking up sun with family and friends.

While she doesn't begrudge anyone having a good time this holiday weekend, Jodi Cabino-Cipriano wants people to remember the cost every Memorial Day entails.

The Franklin resident will this year mark the third Memorial Day since her son, Shayne Cabino, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. She said the holiday this week should serve as a reminder of the cost her family - and thousands more like it across the country - have paid.

"It'll never be the same," she said of the holiday. "I'll never have it again. We'll never, ever, ever be complete."

Cabino joined the Marine Corps after graduating from high school and was just 19 when he was sent to Iraq. He was killed along with three others when an improvised explosive device exploded outside Fallujah.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here.

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