Sunday, November 11, 2012


...walking through this quiet place,
looking for foliage,
but noticing names...
searching for the beauty in the trees and skies above,
yet drawn to the granite that tells many different stories.

So many of the life stories told here
include a chapter -
perhaps long, perhaps short -
of service to our country.
Marked with flags and emblems
these graves remind me 
that generations have come and gone...
and through each generation honorable men and woman
have served
and given their lives to keep us free.

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) for November 11, 1919.
In proclaiming the holiday, he said:

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice int the councils of the nations."

and  then, she {snapped}
{NaBloPoMo day 12}

The word for this Friday (11/16/12) is
{A favorite sound? Of sound mind? Sound the alarm? Safe and sound. Sound bites from your week.}
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  1. Great shots! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful photos! It's so special to meditate on the sacrifices our servicemen and women have made. And what a better place than a cemetery!

  3. Beautiful photography and words!

  4. Oh this was so beautiful!!

    Blessings to you...♥

  5. Wonderful --- the words and the photographs.

  6. Such beautiful photos and an amazing tribute!

  7. Love this post, especially that last photo. It just seems perfect for a Veteran's Day tribute.