Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

It is Memorial Day Weekend in the United States. I am able to post regular pictures since Blogger now has scheduled posts.

From Wikipedia:

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After WWI, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. It is also traditionally viewed as the beginning of summer by many.

This picture is from the local military cementary, Jefferson City National Cemetery.


Tanya said...

I like that you did these in b&w...very honorable tribute to those who gave all.

Greg said...

What a powerful shot that top picture is with the rows of headstones.

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