As we walk the path of life we must never forget those who have been a part of us and have gone on before us. Memorial Day has come to mark the unofficial beginning of the Summer season, but beyond the dashes to the beach and the celebratory cookouts, there are those brave men and women who have given their all for the love of freedom and country.
"... the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service..." - Woodrow Wilson In November of 1919, then President Woodrow Wilson designated November 11th as the day to commemorate Armistice Day, which marked the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. In 1954 Veterans Day became a legal holiday to expand upon the recognition of not only the veterans of World War I but veterans of all eras of conflicts. This great country would not be what it is today without the sacrifice of those brave souls who fought and stood for freedom.
The image below was taken in 2011 during one of my trips to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.
Many men and women sacrificed tremendously for this country, not only those that fought on the front lines, but those who suffered through the many sleepless nights wondering if their loved ones would return. May we some day not only read and write about the history of wars, but make war itself history.
God Bless America!
Quick post today. An unusual sight, a lone car in a busy business park normally teeming with traffic. There are numerous shops and businesses located here, but on this early morning of May 30th everything was at a standstill as the nation observed Memorial Day. This image shows only the front row of the park, there are many other establishments behind this row.
Photo taken just after first light under an overcast sky. The blue tones were a surprise in post processing as things seemed a bit on the dull and gray side initially.
Have a great day!
In memory of those brave individuals who served, fought and died in the service of this great nation, we honor them this and every Memorial Day. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and was first observed in 1868 to decorate the graves of the civil war dead. It was originated by proclamation of General John A Logan on May 5th of that same year.
For many reasons, this is truly a day of remembrance.
Images Taken at Baltimore National Cemetary