May 30 is the traditional Memorial Day. I will attend the memorial service at the flagpole on the grounds of the Veterans Hospital in Prescott, Arizona (which was originally Fort Whipple in 1864. I'll post on the ceremony later. In the meantime, I recognize the traditional Memorial Day with this as a reminder... again... of those who gave all... for all of us.
Arlington National Cemetary at Christmas
Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell,
the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell!
As for all those wreaths? These wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. Here's the story on that.