Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

Memorial Day 2007 Oakhill Cemetery version 2

Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Oakhill Cemetery lies on what was the 1850 original border of the city of Grand Rapids- in other words, at one time it was the edge of town. Many of the families of the fathers of city commerce are located here; the Steketees, the Herpolshimers, the Berkeys, others that I'm forgetting at the moment. All are marked elaborate crypts and vaults and obelisks, but sadly, a lack of flags on this day...

Tucked away in the corner of the cemetery grounds is a section for the true fathers of our city- those that fought the wars that made all of this possible.

Although some stones carry the names, more than a few are simply marked "US Soldier".

That inscription seems to say it all.

To all our veterans today- thank you.

Memorial Day 2007 Alto

Bowne Center Cemetery, Alto, Michigan

5th3rd Memorial Day

5th3rd. Pretty low key out there today.