11/11/11 - A Day Of Remembrance and Thanks

Veteran’s Day is a day to honor military veterans and to remember those who lost their lives serving in the Armed Forces to protect our country. So again, thank you to all who served to keep our country free.

Below are some photos I have taken over the past few years that have a relay a sense of remembrance. Please visit the full galleries to view all the photos.

Remember The Fallen

There is a nice man in Angleton, Texas that maintains a Memorial Fence at his residence. I visited there in 2007 (before Hurricane Ike) and again in October 2011. He had to rearrange things after Ike destroyed part of the fence and at the end of all the crosses, he has sheets of paper listing more names that he is still working on crosses for. I am saddened by the drastic change in casualty numbers between my visits.

Stars  Lest We Forget

I just happened upon a Veterans Memorial in Friendswood, Texas this week. It is a very nice homage to those who served in the Armed Forces.

This photo (and the rest in the full gallery) from Houston National Cemetery was taken last Christmas (2010) during the Wreath for Every Soldier event. I found this particular photo moving for two reasons. The “Lest We Forget” inscribed on the front tombstone and the blank tombstones.

Morning Memorial  Tribute

Both of these photos were taken at the Pilgrim Knights and Daughters Cemetery along FM 1492 in Rosharon, Texas. I happened upon this because I arrived at Brazos Bend State Park too early one morning and was driving around waiting for the gates to open. Pays to be early sometimes. :-)

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