Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day, Mountain View Cemetary

To all who came before, remembered or forgotten.







24 comments:

  1. Very nice, very appropriate.

    By the way, thanks for the Plath reminder over at Pasadena Adjacent. I've found that Plath on bees can be chilling and stirring.

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  2. Now you've got me blubbering again. It was bad enough when the Missing Man formation flew back and forth over the house this morning. Those poor men who died because of other people's wars. I read that they were going to try to put flowers or a flag on every veteran's grave at Mountain View today.

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  3. It's good to see the flowers and the flags, and where those were missed, someone nice remembered to take a photo.

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  4. Beautiful, KB. I hope few are forgotten.

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  5. It's so easy to forget, so hard to remember. But you both remembered and honored.

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  6. I've always really liked cemetaries. Not sure why. Maybe because they're so peaceful and parklike. *shrug* Hope you had a nice day yesterday.

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  7. Beautiful photos to remember those that fought for their country.

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  8. Most of the wars are well, too well, represented at Mountain View, even the Civil War.


    Which was the war to end all wars? Hard to believe there was once that kind of optimism.

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  9. A sad remembrance of the ultimate sacrifice...

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  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2I84-A9duY

    thank God it’s not Friday!

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  11. Gone...but not forgotten.
    Freedom is not a Freebie.

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  12. Asa Blish was the father of author James Blish.

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  13. Lovely photos KB. I agree that it's nice to see these graves tended and flowers left.

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  14. I suppose the Arty on some of the markers means Artillery. Foot soldiers?

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  15. I'm descended from a long line of soldiers. Let me tell you sometime how my grandfather was the first American officer in Munich, Germany toward the end of WWII

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  16. God bless their souls. Every single one.

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  17. My dad and grandfather used to take us to the Memorial Day thing (service? event?)at Mountain View every year. Now, my grandfather is resting there. Beautiful photos.

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  18. I recognize a few of those names from having walked around them while on my way to my various relatives buried there. Glad someone is paying them some attention.

    I've watched more than my fair share of burials at Mtn View. My Granddaddy taught me that unless we had to hightail it somewhere after paying respects to our own dead, and someone was being buried, we would stand respectfully at a distance and wait. That went double for military burials.

    May their memories be for a blessing.

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  19. Beautiful tribute to Memorial Day, Karin!

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