29 May 2011

We Remember

There is a flag display in a nearby town.  There are hundreds, maybe thousands of flags.  Each has a tag attached honoring a current service member or remembering one lost in war.  I took many photos, but for today I just wanted to share a few important ones.











































I don't know who these folks were, but I do know how important it is to remember them and their families.



This display is put together by several community groups.  They hand place every flag on Friday and pick them each up on Monday afternoon, to be returned to the sponsoring families.  They have volunteers standing by to help you find a specific flag or just to answer questions, around the clock.

There are flood lights for night viewing and to see the 9-11 display, also new for this year.


It was very important to these groups that every single flag had a Made in the USA label.  There is a flag store nearby that makes them for each event.

Live a life worth dying for...
 M.E.


10 comments:

texwisgirl said...

what a wonderful display and touching tribute...

Kala said...

Wonderful post and photos. Happy Memorial Day.

Jan n Jer said...

Very touching. May we never forget this important day! A remimder of how precious our freedom really is!!!

Karen said...

Excellent marcros and subject matter.

Ashley said...

This brought sweet tears to my eyes. I'm so honored and proud to be an Air Force Wife. Your pictures are very moving and beautiful.

Stampmouse said...

beautiful shots what a wonderful tribute. as a vetern of the air force I love seeing the flag.

forgetmenot said...

Lovely Memorial Day post. We all needed to "remember to remember. Mickie :)

Denise said...

Thank you for sharing these amazing images.

Inger-M said...

What a lovely tradition!

julandmatt said...

When you think people are just selfish stinkers, you read and see something like this. Helps to remind us there are good people out there (setting up the displays) and even better people out there (service members)

Thank you for sharing.