Sunday, July 6, 2008

Our Memorial Day

Finally, here are some Memorial Day pictures. I will be posting a lot more on our family blog if you're interested in seeing more. Anyway......
These are a few pictures of the cemetery that we went to that day. It was the first time I had ever seen that Spanish moss stuff. We went with some friends down there. We also had laid some flowers on some graves. We found a whole bunch of Holmes's and Matt laid down several of our flowers there. What was interesting is how many confederate soldiers were buried there. And so many World War II soldiers also.

I don't know how well you can read this, but this person was born in Scotland in 1774. Died September 24 1848. At least I think that's what it says. And even when you're standing right next to this gravestone, it's really hard to read.

These types of gravestones were just so sad to me. Either their family doesn't know about it, they've all moved, or everyone has passed on and there isn't anyone to take care of it. This was the first time I had ever done this on Memorial Day. And even though we'll be moving a lot, I will find a cemetery (military posts usually have one if there isn't a city one) and we'll be doing this every year if I have anything to do with it.

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emily said...

i love the photos!! I am drawn to old cemeteries... weird. But your photos fulfill some of that!!

Shelly! said...

I think some of the beauty in decrepit headstones is that death dies. We feel so distraught with death but that even in time, death itself fades away. There is something beautiful in that.