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Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day, Hampton, Iowa . . .

 


 One of my favorite views ever
is to see the flags flying in the cemetery
in the town where I grew up. 
 
I was chatting with a high school friend of mine today
and I happened to say,
"If you have a chance to catch a picture of the
flags flying in Hampton today, I would love a picture."
 
My friend Carol never disappoints,
shortly after, these photos arrived
in my email box.
 
Remember and Regard
Our Fallen Heroes
Hampton Iowa Cemetery
5. 25.15
 
 


14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it's wonderful. thank you for requesting the photo and thank her for taking it. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

A wonderful tribute and good of your friend to take the shots for you.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Sad and poignant images Lynne and must be remembered.
Sorry that I've been absent for a while Lynne …. no excuses …. I'vejust been a very bad blogger !!!! XXXX

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Lynne. What a wonderful friend. Ask and you shall receive.. The flag images are beautiful.Thanks to both of you for sharing these images. Perfect for Memorial Day! I hope your weekend was great. Have a happy new week!

barb said...

I loved living in Iowa. People had pride there. A rare thing where we live now.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I loved seeing the flags...thanks to your friend for taking these and to you for sharing! Have a nice week!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I look at all those graves and I'm horrified!! I can only wish that there had been another way. Perhaps one day...

Latane Barton said...

A very nice tribute to our fallen heroes. Thanks to your friend, we all got to enjoy the pictures.

Missy George said...

We have a National Cemetery here where my husband is buried..Makes me sad to go there but it is beautiful..The thing that really bothers me is the acreage that is now covered with graves that used to be lawn..The caskets are buried standing to save space.I happened to see a new area that was being prepared when I was there several years ago..I did a post about the cemetery in my early blogging days..Have a nice week, Lynne

Liz said...

We remarked at how nice the towns around us looked for Memorial Day with all of the flags flying proudly. But the local cemetaries are always make such a wonderful tribute to the ones who served, always brings tears to my eyes.

Lynne said...

Oh Missy . . . really, they stand the coffins . . .
Can you send me the link to your cemetery post?
Jack and I noticed an oddity at the cemetery where my husband is buried the other day.
Several areas were left clear of graves, right in the midst of other graves. We couldn't figure it out!
Large huge areas of green grass . . . and then congested grave areas . . .

Gail said...

A wonder honor to those fallen.

bj said...

Just beautiful....

Cranberry Morning said...

Wasn't that a lovely thing for her to do.