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Memorial Day 2016

Wishing everyone a blessed

                        🇺🇸  Memorial Day 2016  🇺🇸

as we remember and honour

the Fallen Veterans

who gave all so that we may be Free. 

Marking Memorial Day

The Grand Rapids Veterans Home Cemetery was dedicated by the Grand Rapids Post of the Grand Army of the Republic on Memorial Day 1886.  Currently, 5,042 veterans and their families are interred there.   48 more words

Grand Rapids

A Soldier of the Massachusetts Line

I don’t think Revolutionary War soldiers get the attention they deserve in terms of commemoration–on Memorial Day and every day. There is insufficient or nonexistent appreciation of their suffering and their sacrifice, certainly here in Salem, where our most prominent statues pay tribute to a “planter”, a diplomat, a temperance leader, Hawthorne, and a fictional television witch. 589 more words


A Non-Morbid Cemetery Tour

The research into our family’s genealogy has taken me on a ride with surprising twists and turns.  Part of the process is finding places and dates where ancestors were born and died. 246 more words

Tour Huguenot Cemetery in St. Augustine

Spending a day in historic downtown St. Augustine, FL is never a hard sell for me.  Especially when I get to drag around a friend! Once a month, we’re all allowed to tour the gorgeous cemeteries which are usually locked up tight in an effort  to preserve what remains after the ravages of time and endless tourist traffic. 90 more words
Matanzas Moon

2016 Memorial Day ...

Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. 123 more words


St John's Cemetery, Worcester, MA

A Statuette of an Angel and a Small Stone Left as a Remembrance on the Base of a Gravestone at St John’s Cemetery in Worcester, MA