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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day - United States of America

Good morning,

Today is the unofficial beginning of summer, a weekend of family, picnics, and parades.  For those of us here in the USA, it is also a day to remember those who have given their lives to keep us free.

Across the street from our home is Xavier University.  There is a tiny park next to the Military Science Department where there are memorials for Xavier ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) graduates who have died in combat.




 This lovely little park is close to St. Barbara Hall, the Military Science Building.  This beautiful structure was once a residence.

Next to the Military Science Department is the Xavier University Armory.  Each morning members of the Xavier University ROTC proudly and with great dignity raise the flag here.  It is a beautiful ceremony.  The flag had already been lowered for the day when I took this picture.

So, as we enjoy the freedoms to celebrate the beginning of summer we also remember those who helped to us to keep our freedom.

All the best,
Lois

15 comments:

Sherry said...

Nice post. May we never forget that freedom isn't free.

Diana said...

I hope you had a great weekend Lois.
Happy Memorial Day!
Love Di ♥

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice post. I had a fellow student at the University of New Mexico in the Air Force ROTC program who died in a training accident in his jet.

Jan n Jer said...

May we always remember n never take our freedom for granted!

Diana Cooper said...

Very nice post, and a wonderful holiday to observe - hope yours is going well.

Julie Marie said...

A beautiful post Lois... thank your for sharing... I am happy to see some of us in blogland remembers what today is all about... I salute all of our Armed Forces, past and present, and the sacrifices they have made... xoxo Julie Marie

VP said...

Great pictures, these great men fought not only for their country, but for all of us.

Nancy said...

Very nice post, Lois. That is a lovely building.

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat posy for the day! I hope you are enjoying a lovely holiday.

NixBlog said...

Wonderful post, Lois. It is always Important to remember those who laid down their lives in order to defend our values and freedom.

Maple Lane said...

Very nice post for Memorial Day, Lois.

Bob Bushell said...

Have a nice memorial day.

Prem said...

Beautiful photos and I salute to all those who died for this country.

Happy memorial.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice start to the day and an important day to remember. Thanks Lois.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That is AWESOME that the memorial and stones of remembrance is there. What a wonderful, caring and endearing tribute...both from your sharing and the University.