Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Memorial Day in my neighborhoodMemorial Day flowers

I love living in a small town in America. This is Memorial Day in my hometown; this is my neighborhood. The old cemetery that's right next to my street is awash in flowers and loved ones remembered. There will be family, neighbors and barbeques today. Flags are everywhere:  in every neighbor's yard and throughout the the cemetery itself. A 5K is being run this morning, and a special program is planned later in the day by the veteran's monuments. It doesn't get more Americana than this. I am lucky and blessed to live where I do.

 Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. ~Wallace Bruce

Isn't this monument beautifully done?  The soldier is kneeling, looking up at the American flag. All branches of the military are honored here and the slabs of granite (to the right) honor each sacrifice for our country by name and the conflict they fought in.

Freedom isn't free. God bless all those that purchased what we enjoy today with their own lives. God bless our wounded warriors, too. Thank you. ♥

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
                                                            -- Lee Greenwood


Linda said...

Gorgeous...I want to live in your town!

Is this Utah or Colorado by any chance? We're looking for a place to move.

Wendy said...

It's Utah. Come on over! :-)