Small Town Memorial Day


Originating after the Civil War, Memorial Day honors the men and women who have died while serving in our armed forces.  Formerly known as, Decoration Day, it is a time to show our respect with visits to grave sites.  

Here in Smalltownland family members typically use this time to remember all relatives who have passed away and decorate their graves, along with those who have had military service.  

Let us always remember those who have died that allow us to enjoy our freedoms.  

"Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong." 

James Bryce 

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  1. Very nice! Our little village does the same...including all the graves along with the military ones. And we have a parade!

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  2. may you and yours have a great day.

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  3. Excellent photograph Michelle

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  4. Hope you have a great day! Nice post

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  5. Wishing you and yours a safe and nice holiday.

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  6. Amen! Great photo! love the swing being there....
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day....
    shug

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  7. Yes always good to remember what soldiers all over the world have down for a;; of us to have freedom. Margaret

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  8. This is a most delightful graveyard. The swing is so unexpected!

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  9. It is the same where I live in Texas... The veterans posted the flags today with a patriotic sing-along afterwards.

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  10. What a beautiful graveyard.

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  11. I didn't know that it used to be called Decoration Day. Thanks for informing me of that! Hope you enjoyed the day.

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  12. A beautiful and peaceful resting place. A nice tribute. xx

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  13. What a wonderful picture Michelle, it paints such a wonderful story... So much history here, hope you had a great day

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  14. beautiful shot. I was grateful to hear that my cousin & her fiance had stopped by grandpa's grave in NJ with flowers & flags, my dad is buried right next to him along with another cousin. They sent photos of the decorated graves, very sweet.

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  15. The swing is such a lovely touch for a place like this!

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