December 31, 2011
Dylan Correia poses with his mother, Robyn Correia, in this photo provided by his grandfather, Ken “Howdy” Davis. Dylan Correia received a Purple Heart after he was wounded in Afghanistan several months ago.
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If Fran Davis’ memory of Christmas Eve could take form, it would be a photograph, its edges worn soft by use from a loving hand. Some of the details in the picture are blurry, like a background out of focus. She can’t remember the songs she was supposed to sing that night for mass at St. Michael Catholic Church or what she said when she greeted other members of the congregation. But the focal point is crisp, the subject clear and distinct. “Do you know how many times a day I relive that moment?” she said, tears spilling down her cheeks.