I have over the years and during my many travels paid respects to my fellow veterans who have fallen in service to our nation. As such I thought it appropriate today to remind people what the word “Memorial” in “Memorial Day” means by reposting images from past articles.
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Putting “Memorial” into Memorial Day
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Solemn Photo Friday — Memorial Sites of Oahu
I hesitate to call this another entry in my Fun Photo Friday series. The subject is just too serious for that. Here are some of my favorite images from our visit to the USS Arizona Memorial and the Punchbowl Cemetery:
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Port 2 Honolulu — National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Lisa and Al Fittipaldi joined Ursula and me for a ride that would take us high above the towering buildings of Honolulu. Exiting the bus we still had a bit of a hike to our destination. Along the way we would find spectacular views of Honolulu and Diamond Head.
The sun was settling low on the horizon by the time we reached our objective.
This is a trip Ursula has wanted to take for quite some time, and we finally made it. We were in Punchbowl Crater, home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
The photos below are captioned, so additional words are unnecessary and distracting from this solemn place. Bearing that in mind, below is today’s photo gallery. Click on any image below to enlarge and start today’s slide show.
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