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5/28/12

Ever see (nearly) 19,000 US Flags in one spot?



The Marietta National Cemetery is only a few miles from our home,
and in honor of Memorial Day, I decided to visit...with my camera...



The cemetery was established in 1866 and is now home to nearly 19,000
soldiers.  Today there were nearly 19,000 US Flags flying.



The land was donated by a local resident, Henry Cole.  His idea was
that by burying together those who had fallen together in battle, it
might help foster a kind of peace....



I don't know anything about Frank Gibson or Thomas Hankinson or
Phillip Childers, but I'm so thankful for their love of freedom!


Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent WeakleyAdventures & Misadventures of Daily Livingand
 then, she {snapped}




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27 comments:

L.C.M.Photography said...

Such powerful photos.

Linda said...

So poignant and powerful, Dina! Hugs to you today!

Heather said...

My grandparents are buried in fort Leavenworth, and I had never seen so many flags in one cemetery. I was overwhelmed with a lot of emotion once I entered the cemetery. I didn't go this year, We went the the confederate cemetery this year.
Your Photos are beautiful!

Eva said...

Just beautiful! Goes straight to the heart.

Adrienne said...

Beautiful thoughts and set of shots. Thanks so much for these today.

Sue said...

Stunning!
Stirring!

Thank you.

=)

Nancy said...

A selection of moving photos, Dina. A thoughtful idea for Memorial Day.

rachel said...

lovely photos. it makes me sad though to see how many have died for our country.

Nicolle said...

Sweet friend, I love what you wrote here. Your photos made me tear up. So beautiful! What an awesome post, on such a bittersweet day.
xoxo.

Buckeroomama said...

Such a powerful set, Dina. I love it.

Life with Kaishon said...

Thank you for sharing this. What a peaceful post. Very beautiful. I am thankful they gave in such a big way. So thankful for the freedom we have in the United States. Such a blessing.

tinajo said...

Beautiful pics, very dramatic scenery.

Michelle said...

Beautiful and sad at the same time x

Tamar SB said...

So beautiful, thank you for sharing! I went to Arlington once, such a striking reminder of those who fought valiantly for our freedom and safety!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

beautiful and powerful photos.

Em S said...

This is awesome. What a great place to be on Memorial Day.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Such powerful images Dina

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

So beautiful Dina- certainly gives pause doesn't it.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Amen! WHat a lovely set of photos for Memorial Day AND Sweet Shot Tuesday!

Mama Zen said...

These are so heartbreaking and so beautiful.

Kim Stevens said...

Fabulous photos Dina, and yes burried together certainly makes one pause and reflect a little more.

DaenelT said...

My heart always aches when I pass by the flag lined cemeteries. I think too many people take for granted the sacrifices that were made for us.

Erika B said...

Beautiful shots! Sometimes you just have to stop and reflect a bit.

Erika B

Marilyn said...

amazing shots Dina.. very beautifully done as always.. Would LOVE for you to link to our FAF - Best of the week this week pweease.. I love the captures.. Lots to reflect upon.. xoxox.. Thank you for sharing..

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful pics! Love all the flags.

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Beautiful photos and a powerful story. :)

Tezzie said...

Haunting images. And, so beautiful <3