A Day of Remembrance- Originally blogged May 31, 2010 Reblogged in 2016
Muskingum County World War II/Korean War Memorial Zanesville, Ohio
Family members plant flowers, trim grass, pull a few weeds, decorate graves of loved ones with wreaths.
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 marble 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.
from Memorial Day 2014
Twenty four notes. Taps.
The Origin of Taps, The Bugler’s Cry by “Jari Villanueva, a former ceremonial bugler at Arlington National Cemetery”
from Memorial Day post 2015 Poppies for Disabled Veterans Assistance Programs