As summer draws to a close, we wanted to revisit one of the most moving events that took place in the Smoky Mountains this season. On July 26, 2018, the American Eagle Foundation released a juvenile bald eagle on Douglas Lake to honor Lance Corporal Jason Redifer, who was killed in action while serving in Iraq in 2005. Jason’s parents named the eagle “My Brother’s Keeper” and attended the release ceremony with a group of local veterans. Read on to learn how this fitting tribute to a fallen hero came to be. Continue reading
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