Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

 

A Memorial Day display at Green Lake

A Memorial Day display at Green Lake

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I love how someone’s private memorial is shared in a public space like this bench along Green Lake in Seattle.  This appeared in the early morning hours of the Memorial Day holiday.  I wonder what it means to its creator(s)?

 

Burial at Camp Ripley, Minnesota (October 2006)

Burial at Camp Ripley, Minnesota (October 2006)

Ceremony at Camp Ripley (October 2006)

Ceremony at Camp Ripley (October 2006)

Folded flag, Camp Ripley (October 2006)

Folded flag, Camp Ripley (October 2006)

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
     — Laurence Binyon, “For the Fallen”