Monday, May 26, 2014

Military Monday ~ Memorial Day 2014

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It's a day set aside to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice as they served in the military.

Today, my husband and I went to the Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building. On the grounds of this building are several memorials, one of which is this beautiful Statue Memorial.



There's also a Garden of Honor, which is dedicated to Clovis veterans who died while serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. A "Veteran's Honor" rose bush has been planted for each Clovis veteran who died while serving their country.



Another memorial on these grounds is the Globe Memorial. There are several low white walls around this globe. And on these walls are bronze plaques about different wars or battles.



This plaque is about D-Day.



My husband and I also went to a local cemetery. It was beautifully decorated with large American flags. Smaller flags were placed next to the graves of those who served in the military.



We weren't the only people visiting the cemetery today. There were other people there, either alone or in small groups. It was especially nice to see a family with small children there.

My heartfelt thanks go out to all of those military men and women who died in the service of our great country. And my thanks also go out to the families of these brave service men and women.

Thanks for reading!


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2 comments:

  1. Jana, these are all wonderful ways to honor those who gave their 'all' for us. Thanks for sharing those great photos. It is up to us to keep telling their stories so they are not forgotten.

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    1. Thank you Colleen! And I agree. It is up to us to tell their stories so they aren't forgotten. Thank you for stopping by!

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