Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day, May 28th, 2012

Memorial Day, not the first day of summertime, but a day to remember and give honor to our Veterans.  I always want to try and attend the Memorial Day services that we have in the county.  It always makes me feel proud to be an American, although I didn't do anything to help with the cause.  But I like to feel like I am paying tribute to those that gave all for our country.

Marion's Mapleview Cemetery War Memorial is great.  The white crosses are our county's hero's that gave the ultimate sacrifice to their county.  Each has an American Flag placed by it for this special day in remembrance. 

Today's program was wonderful, the guest speaker was Justice, Bill Cunningham, a very special gentleman, with a touching talk to share with the audience.  A good  crowd was in attendance for the program. 

Here Judge Cunningham is greeting one of Marion's favorite older generation, and a WW II Veteran, Ronald "Tink" Hicklin.  

Rita Travis, president of the American Legion Auxiliary watches on.

There isn't anything much more inspiring to see than the American Flag.  Old Glory was blowing in the breeze at Mapleview this morning.

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