Once again, we remember.
May 30, 2016
American cemeteries throughout the world pay tribute today to those who gave their lives to preserve and insure our freedom.
This link offers information about events today in England, France, Italy. Luxembourg, Netherlands, Philippines, and the US.
I’m back in the Southwest–Arizona, where my husband was born. Above all, he wanted to return here. In spite of his partially unresolved medical issues we made the trip a week ago Saturday,
Making the decision to undertake this trip was not easy and entailed much thought and planning.The latter will be part of a later post.
Right now I’m headed out to the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona to meet a longtime best friend, whose husband, a former Brigadiar General, is there. This friend walked me home when I began a new school in first grade. The cemetery covers a huge area–right in the middle of desert. I’ll try to post a photo later. Until then–
We planned to meet a few blocks away from the cemetery after the official ceremonies ended as we thought it would be less crowded. There was, however, a steady stream of cars coming from the east and west–needing to turn right or left to enter the grounds. Upon entering, large American flags flanked both sides of the main roadway.as far as the eye could see. Small flags were placed by every in-ground grave–in the sand.
This is desert–no grass. But then the landscape is not the important thing here.. The loved ones who have been laid to rest on grounds less impressive then Arlington or Normandy are loved and their memories are treasured just the same; and their families weep just the same.