Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Decoration Day

The silence of the standing stones
That rise above a box of bones
Made glorious on a springtime day
When chiseled words have had their say
As weathered rock does speak at last
To wandering souls who crave the past
And says that those below knew love
When they trod on the sod above.
They lived and laughed, and cursed, it's true,
(In short, they acted just like you),
And that they lived and loved and fought
Should never ever be forgot
By those whose turn has come to dance
Amid the stones and flowering plants
That mark the passing of the dead,
A path that they one day must tread.

On Memorial Day you find pictures of Arlington National Cemetery everywhere, but every military cemetery is an Arlington. Here are some pictures of Camp Nelson Military Cemetery, Jessamine County, Kentucky:

Photographs courtesy of MHS board members Penny Ferguson and Elizabeth Bunch Smiddy. Pictured: Vietnam combat veteran Bobby D. Smiddy who served in the Mekong Delta.

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