Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

"In gratitude to those who served... in sorrow for those who lost their lives."

This morning I attended a Memorial Day ceremony at the Downey Cemetery. It was an incredibly moving experience. The ceremony  honored the memory of veterans past, and the lives of the veterans who were present.

Memorial Day veteranThe veterans stood as their war was listed and remained standing while the audience applauded. They were men (I didn't see any women today) who had served in wars ranging from World War II up through the current fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was humbling to stand among them.

The ceremony closed with a 21-gun salute and the solemn notes of Taps echoing across the graveyard.

Memorial Day Taps

1 comment:

  1. That first shot is wonderful, the reflection allowing the image to do double duty.

    Happy Memorial Day!


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