Monday, May 26, 2008

Remember Those Who Have Sacrificed

My home town, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma is the home of one of the many National Cemeteries in the United States. I will admit I take it for granted, having seen it all my life.

Today I drove through it just to see my grandparents grave and was in awe at all the many many soldiers (and their spouses) who are buried there. It is a destination for many families in our area on this special day of rememberance.
A day to remember their loved one who gave their life during or may have died after service.

My grandfather, Pap (Tom) served in World War II and died in 1985. He and my Nan, are buried just in side the gate under a magnificent tree. I can see their grave from the road and sometimes on melancholy days I drive by to see it.

Thank you to all men and women who serve in our military currently and we respectfully remember all those who have gone on before them. You are true heros.

The entrance to our local National Cemetery in Fort Gibson OK. Established in 1893.


  1. what is the significance of the 26th of may over there????

    our special remembrance day is anzac day (25th april.)

  2. Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action.

    We usually go to a family gathering on either side of our family and have a cook out and sometimes swim. Today was the first time we had something here. I cooked for my parents and us. Nobody even got sick.haha

  3. OK now 'splain your Anzac Day.

  4. Wow AJ,
    I'm impressed with your knowledge of history.
    Or is it your knowledge of "cut and paste"?

  5. UJ: Duh. I was in a hurry. I didn't have time to write something up. What do you think this is your birthday??


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