The oil painting is of the Memorial rock and flag pole established for Joseph D McNeil at Turner's Pond in Milton. The painting was done for Milton's 350th anniversary. Joseph's Mom faithful tended to the bulb and geranium flowers at the base of the rock, until her death this summer (2012.)
Cpl. Joseph Daniel McNeil, USMC: A Remembrance by Lawrence C. McNeil, Jr.
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Remembering an American Hero
Dear CPL Joseph Daniel Mcneil, sir
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.
With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.