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Memorial Day 2013

My son Mark photographed the Marine Corps War Memorial when the family visited Arlington Cemetery a few weeks ago.  (The memorial is in Arlington VA, not in the actual cemetery)

When he showed me this photo today, I asked if he’d guest blog it for Memorial Day and he agreed.  Mark was in the USMC for six years.

We went for a walk this morning and there’s a little white clapboard church about 1/2 mile up the road.  Behind it was a small graveyard.

The third photo I took early Sunday in a rural cemetery by a headstone that had a flag in front of it.

This is the reflection (taken with a 70-200 Canon Lens L Series)

I read a moving article in the Roanoke Times (by Dan Casey) about the last of four brothers who served in WWII who tells the story of the other three who have gone on before.

This post is to remember all the men and women from every branch of the Armed Forces on Memorial Day 2013.

Photographed by Guest Blogger Mark, ( I loved the sun shining through the flag)

Marine Memorial at Arlington

Memorial to USMC

Flag reflection Gravestone

The VFW were outside the local Kroger

VFW Poppy

To read the poem  In Flanders Fields written by Lt Col. John McCrae, MD, hailing from Canadian Army  WWI  click here and see the original copy handwritten in a page of notepaper.

10 responses

  1. Rob

    Thanks for remembering. I remember accompaning my dad early in teh morning on Memorial Day visiting every cemetary in town. As my dad raised the flag on the flag pole to the top and then lowered it to half staff I stood nearby and played taps on my trumpet. Every Memorial Day I am carried back in time to that special time with my dad.

    May 27, 2013 at 7:03 am

  2. Wow! That photo your son took is really special. We’re heading to DC soon, excited to see the memorials there.

    May 27, 2013 at 7:15 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    Wonderful picture.

    May 27, 2013 at 7:19 am

  4. Great pic of a great memorial.

    May 27, 2013 at 7:51 am

  5. Love Mark’s photo of the Us Marine Corps Memorial with the sun on the flag. Great photo!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    May 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

  6. Fabulous photo by Mark. A very fitting post for today, Ruth.

    May 27, 2013 at 10:40 am

  7. This is a moving tribute.. these are such excellent photos that really capture the emotion of the day. xx

    May 27, 2013 at 11:08 am

  8. Amy

    The Us Marine Corps status photo is a very moving … Great post, Ruth!

    May 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm

  9. We owe so many people so many things. Powerful pictures.

    May 31, 2013 at 8:12 pm

  10. Beautiful Ruth, love the flag reflection!

    June 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm

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