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My Memorial Day memories: Former slaves honoring the dead

I was among the few chosen ones.

I don’t recall ‘sleeping in’ on Memorial Day as a child growing up in Omaha, Nebraska. I do not know how it happened that I was awakened early each Memorial Day Monday to accompany my maternal great-grandmother, Edna Robinson, and at least two other family members to the cemeteries. 629 more words

Beautifying Graves Before Memorial Day

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — With Memorial Day weekend getting underway, plenty of people made the most of Friday’s nice weather by prettying up the grave sites of their loved ones who served in the military. 330 more words


Larkin Sunset Gardens Memorial Day Service

Larkin Mortuary will be hosting its annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 28 beginning at 10am at Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 East Dimple Dell Rd, Sandy).   99 more words

The Place

Cemetery At Sundown

Making daily outings to get flowers set out for Memorial Day Weekend.



Silent Tunnel

Are you bowed down in heart?
Do you but hear the clashing discords and the din of life?
Then come away, come to the peaceful wood, 14 more words


Celebrating Family Traditions on Memorial Day

Check out page 10 of the Alexandria Gazette Packet newspaper at http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2018/052318/Alexandria.pdf my article on “Celebrating Family Traditions on Memorial Day. 8 more words


The Smiths

Francis, Andrew and Annie.

This most simple of stones was only 15 – 20 centimetres tall, and sitting on it’s own. I pressume its a childrens’ grave – but there is no sign of any family nearby and no space for dates or ages.