Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, May 23, 2015

They All Come - A Memorial Day Post

Again this weekend as the many before, they all come to remember.



and for
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

Click on the photos to enlarge.
LOOKING BACK

As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives, in our nation's wars." - John M. McHugh

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
Joseph Campbell




They arrive by horseback and bus,


and on foot, for another Memorial Day Ceremony.



Alabama.



Boy Scout color bearer listening to the Memorial Day Ceremony.


Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.


Brass player in the town band during the Memorial Day celebrations there.


May 1943 Ashland, Aroostook County, Maine.


Singing the national Anthem, Ashland, Maine, Memorial Day Ceremony.


Have a safe and memorable Memorial Day weekend everyone.

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

A wonderful post and images for Memorial Day. Love the horses. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, Karen!
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TexWisGirl said...

good to remember and honor those fallen to protect us.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Thanks for reminding us of the real meaning of Memorial day.

Margaret Adamson said...

My favourite is the first B & W shot. Have a wonderful weekend.

Filip and Kristel said...

Impressive pictures love the bus.

Greetings,
Filip

Cloudia said...

Small Town SWEET, Karen!





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Elephant's Child said...

Happy Memorial Day.

Postcardy said...

The scout photos are my favorites.

sage said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Brett Payne said...

I like the idea of travelling on that retro bus.

Alex Daw said...

Thanks for reminding me that it's Memorial Day where you are !

La Nightingail said...

A timely post. I've sung the National Anthem at a few Memorial Day gatherings. Some people find it difficult to sing, but I love its dramatic vocal range, the words, and the emotionality of it. America The Beautiful is a lovely hymn, but I hope our National Anthem is never changed to it as some have suggested.

Kathe W. said...

Excellent reminder...lest we forget those who paid the price for our freedoms!

Mike Brubaker said...

Fine choice of images. For a while I had also considered going for a Memorial Day post for this weekend's challenging theme.

Karen S. said...

Does anyone think the Boy Scout looks a lot like Opie from Mayberry in the Andy Griffith Show?

DougPhoto2009 said...

Karen, wonderful Memorial Day images. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Rogers said...

Hope you have a good holiday!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is a neat old bus!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Superb B&W shots!
Have a Great Week, Karen!!
Peace :)

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

i hope you're having a nice memorial day karen!
nice post & tribute to all those who have served and fought for our freedom!

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

oh yeah...and very cool old bus!!

Little Nell said...

A very fitting tribute.