This photo, by Frank Glick, was first published in the Minneapolis Star/Tribune.
I’m so glad Ben Franklin’s suggestion was vetoed and we chose the eagle. It just wouldn’t be the same to see a turkey perched on the headstone in that photo.
One of the nicer National Cemeteries..i haven’t visited
since my last FCC test . It’s not far from the river and a bird
refuge….or the airport . I try to visit the fallen patriots just to
show my appreciation for those who gave all….and to put
things into perspective. Memorial Day used to be set aside to
honor their sacrifice and to contemplate the terrible price of war….
and to decorate the graves with the flag that represents those
they loved and were willing to lay down their personal freedom ,
and when called , their young lives ….the eagle because when we
fight together we’re as tough and fearless as turkeys , but
on our final flight…we soar alone….proud and free.
POW/MIA ? Rolling Thunder ? I hope I can get
back on the bike so I can go visit The Wall in DC.
Two that surprised me were the Little Big Horn
(most miss it because of the Monument/Battlefield)
and right outside of Sturgis and Ft. Meade. I’d also
like to go to the Punchbowl , Normandy and Arlington.
Civil War sites are must visits ,too. I’ll be slowing down
for a better look next time I come through Pensacola
and the ‘pan handle’ on my way to St.Pete 🙂
Loved the Museum on Mobile Bay….snooped ALL over
that battleship and got to TOUCH the SR71/Blackbird.
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