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Happy Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 Downtown, Events/Meetings, Featured 2 Comments

I’m fortunate, I’ve not lost any family or friends during their military service:

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. (Wikipedia)

The war memorials downtown are beautiful, but somber, places. I feel for those who have lost loved ones serving our country.

People enjoy the steps during a downtown festival
People enjoy the steps of our WWI memorial during a downtown festival
The mosaic tile ceiling in the center is impressive
The mosaic tile ceiling in the center is impressive
Our WWII memorial, with additions foe Korea & Vietnam
Our WWII memorial, with additions foe Korea & Vietnam

For more information on the Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum click here.

— Steve Patterson

 

 

 

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  1. Fozzie says:

    Thank you emphasizing Memorial Day is meant to honor fallen soldiers. Since 9/11, every holiday seems to honor fallen soldiers, current soldiers, and first responders. I saw an idiot on Facebook last year use Labor Day to explicitly honor firefighters. Ridiculous.

     
    • JZ71 says:

      . . . . however, most firefighters (around here) are unionized, so “recognizing” them on Labor Day would be no more out of line than recognizing iron workers or teamsters . . .

       

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