26 May 2008

Memories and Memorials

An aerial view of Arlington National Cemetery.

The above is what those guys who went to war in the 40s looked like before their battle. Now, only some are still standing. The others are lying at attention. See above and below. "Dulce et decorum est . . . ." My father, see above, was still smiling when he came home, and he didn't tell any stories that I remember except to point out when he was sinking in a deep pool that he had been able to swim in the Mediterranean and that he remembered looking at the Arno River from an old bridge in Florence. Below is a picture of the veteran's section of Mountview Cemetery, Billings, MT. Not quite as organized as Arlington but they have more practice.

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Beautiful post, K&C. It is striking to me how much a certain, eldest nephew of mine and grandchild of yours resembles his great grandfather. Has anyone else remarked on this?

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks for the comment N. I see family resemblances all around me, some physical, others emotional or spiritual, or whatever.

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