As mentioned in my last post, I spent part of this Memorial Day visiting a cemetery. Though not a large place, the cemetery was filled with small flags on the graves of the veterans, as well as many full-sized flags. Going there was a good way to remember what the holiday was all about, and I enjoyed photographing the symbols of patriotism. Here are several of the photos I took.
I imagine that not everyone likes to visit cemeteries, but for me it is interesting. I like seeing the names of all the people whose lifetimes were long before mine. At this site, many men who had been in World War II were buried. There were even some from World War I! Though I will probably never know their stories, it is comforting to think that God knew each one intimately.
Readers from other countries, do you have a day on which you
honor your nation's war heroes?
How do you mark the day?
American readers, have you ever been to a cemetery on Memorial Day?