Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015


7th Volunteer Company, Union Army Civil War Re-Enactment at our Historical Village Saturday May, 24 2015
In 1868 the 30th of May was declared Declaration Day, to honor all the soldiers who died in the War Between The States, known as The Civil War.

750,000 died in that war, the most in any of America's history.  In 1971 the last Monday of May was dedicated as Memorial Day to honor the dead from all wars. 
That war is sometimes called the American Apocalypse 

Today we honor the fallen

This is a Link to United States military Casualties since The American Revolution, and the numbers are staggering.

And since only the dead have seen the end of war, the numbers continue to climb. God Bless our Soldiers


21 comments:

Ginny said...

I love both pictures. But the first one is amazing to me, so classy, so professional. I love the black and white, the way the light is, and just a touch or suggestion of red in the flag. Recently, your creativity is just off the charts!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Men do not learn any lessons from war, except strategies to fight bigger, badder, stronger.

I love that top shot- nice editing!

Mersad said...

I also love the first shot with the toned down colors.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

diane b said...

It is a sad quote from Plato but oh so true. Wars are still going on and on. Why can't we have a harmonious world??

Mildred said...

I, too, love your edits this morning.

BlueShell said...

Nice memorial.

I missed you, Sandra but...I'm back, now!

Hugs
Blueshell

Ann said...

I saw that Plato quote yesterday and almost used it. It's true and so very sad.
I like how you did the selective color in the first picture.
Have a happy Memorial Day

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We should never fail to remember the ravages of wars, especially in the toll of human life. This was a nice tribute, Sandra.

eileeninmd said...

We should remember our heroes and loved ones. But that does not change that I hate war and I wish for peace! The Plato quote is very sad but true. Great post and tribute for Memorial Day!

Have a happy Memorial Day and new week ahead!

EG CameraGirl said...

Plato knew what he was talking about, didn't he? Happy Memorial Day!

DeniseinVA said...

A poignant post Sandra and Plato's quote was profound.

Madi and Mom said...

MS AS ALWAYS YOU DO THE MOST WONDERFUL PRESENTATIONS OF OUR FLAG AND SOLDIERS

MOM AND I LOVED YOUR EARLY A.M. POEM
HUGS MADI AND MOM

TexWisGirl said...

powerful statement: only the dead have seen the end of war.

Rebecca said...

God bless them indeed. Thank you for this post.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Lovely post. God Bless America and thank you to those who have given their lives for our freedom.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Pretty pics but the quote is sadly true. Nice they reenact the civil war and remember all the ones we lost in it

carolann said...

Lovely Post Sandra.

SweetMarie said...

Absolutely beautiful post! Your photos are wonderful!
Happy Memorial Day!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, that really makes one think, doesn't it! Good post. That first photo is gorgeous.

Rose said...

It is so sad but true that there will always be wars...there is always someone wanting to annihilate another race, another group of people, another way of life. I thank God there are people willing to give up their life to keep us safe.

Kathy said...

A wonderful Memorial Day post, Sandra.