A Day of Remembrance

Reblog of Memorial Day in Zanesville Ohio May 2010.
Not a single like in 2010? Stay tuned for a new Memorial Day blog post Monday morning May 30, 2016…

Ruth E. Hendricks Photography

Memorial Day War Memorial in late afternoon light

Family members plant flowers, trim grass, pull a few weeds, decorate graves of loved ones.

One time Mary and I scrubbed lichen off the granite with our toothbrushes. I saw a watering can hang from  a spigot, a metal pipe in the ground. Boy Scouts place American flags by white stone veterans’ graves.

I remember when Bill played taps and as the clear notes sounded, the wind kicked up, blew swirls of dust and leaves, the sky got dark. And we all felt  a shivering chill.

Each helmet  bears a soldier’s name.

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