Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thank You

Our Towns tribute to our Veterans…
November 11 marks the end of World War I. To be more precise, fighting officially ended at 11 AM, November 11, 1918--the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month!

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On November 11, 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, became the focal point of reverence for America's veterans.
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7 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

I have put a small tribute to our 'War Dead' on the blog today as well.
I see the 'Martin' Family name on the bricks and send my thoughts to you today.

oldmanlincoln said...

I have bricks like these at the local VFW and at the park. I think it is a nice way to remember.

Thank you.

imac said...

Nice selection of photos. God bless them all, also their families.

Willard said...

Excellent post and photographs!

Isadora said...

Love the bench! Somehow a memorial being under foot bothers me :(

Alyssa said...

Yes, we can't ever forget what others have done for us and our country.

DeeMom said...

Yes indeed O.W.T. my Sweetie and our two sons…you are quite observant.

Abraham, I have seen this done in many place, one that I recall was in Atlanta and the Olympic area, the bricks noting contributors. Although the theme is quite different, the concept is still giving note to people and or groups of people.

Thanks IMAC and Willard

Isadora thanks for visiting, I too find a catch in my throat when I drive past and see the bench.

Alyssa good to see you , briefly read your blog and will return to comment..