Thursday, May 26, 2011
Memorial Day Weekend
When I was a kid my family and I would travel to a small cemetery in Essex County, NY where we would place flags and flowers on our families graves. Many of my ancestors fought and died for our freedom. Pierce, Wolcott, Gladd, and Tyrrell were just a few of the surnames on my ancestors grave stones. One of my ancestors, Oliver Wolcott, signed the Declaration of Independence.
This country has always been something that my family has fought to keep free. I'm proud of my heritage. I'm proud of my husband who is enlisted in the US Army. I'm proud to know so many friends that have also fought and served.
As an adult, while I still lived upstate NY, I would go to the cemetery alone and place flags and flowers on the graves. On one particular trip I took my camera so that I would have the photos as a remembrance of what they gave so that I could live free.
Here are just two of those photos:
MECH. 71 INF. 11 DIV
JULY 6, 1940
A1C US AIR FORCE
JAN 6 1934 - JUL 29 1975