Created in 1948, and dedicated by President Harry Truman, Omaha's Memorial Park was originally built to commemorate the sacrifices made by veterans in the first and second World War. Since then it has become a tribute to all men and women, past and present, that have served in the armed forces. Thought for the Day: … Continue reading Memorial Park
A national cemetery recently opened in Sarpy County, Nebraska. The Visitor Center and Entrance are still under construction. Young saplings are planted along the roads carving through rolling farmland that yielded soybeans last year. Right now, it's hard to tell what it is. Other than the wooden sign at the entrance, behind the construction equipment, there … Continue reading Omaha National Cemetery
RE: Veteran's Day. This image reminds me of my first encounter with my 18 month old son when I returned from Viet Nam. He was four months old when I got drafted, six months old when I left for Viet Nam and 18 months old when I returned. There were awkward moments at first; … Continue reading Daddy’s Home!
Many thanks to all the men and women in uniform putting their life on hold while they honorably serve their country. And their families that are enduring their own challenges, anxiety, and hardships to personally support them. Thought for the Day: Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the United States was too strong. … Continue reading Veteran’s Day, 2014
This scene made me stop and think. Which came first, the cannon or the grave sites? While I was at Gettysburg, I didn't have time to research this, but it sure made me think. I know that the Union troops occupied the high ground, one of which was called Cemetery Ridge, where this photo was … Continue reading Cause and Effect