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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Memorial Day - dog tags

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery - sailor and his girl at the Tomb of Unknowns

Korea 6-21-51, 1st Batt., 5th Marine Regiment Memorial Service in the field.
Korea, June 21, 1951, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment Memorial Service in the field.
Photo Credit: USAA

Memorial Day

Poet Walt Whitman as a yound man    Poet Walt Whitman
[1819 - Walt Whitman, poet, journalist, essayist, born in West Hills, New York]

Johnstown, a wall of water comes

Johnstown, Pennsylvania, after flood disaster

Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood
[1889 - Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood causes 2,300 deaths]

Commedian Fred Allen    Fred Allen with a baby
[1894 - Fred Allen (John Florence Sullivan), comedian, radio star, born
in Cambridge, Massachusetts]

Actor Denholm Elliott
[1922 - Denholm Elliott, actor, born in London]

Lawyer Edward Bennett Williams
[1920 - Edward Bennett Williams, attorney, football &
baseball team owner, born in Hartford, Connecticut]

Singer Johnny Paycheck    Country Singer Johnny Paycheck
[1941 - Johnny Paycheck (Donald Eugene Lytle), country singer, born in Greenfield, Ohio]

Adolf Eichmann in 1940
[1962 - Adolf Eichmann, Nazi war criminal,
hanged in Ramleh Prison, Israel]

A Pilgrimage

Lincoln Memorial

Jefferson Memorial interior with his Statue

Tomb of the Unknowns - guard patrols

Our Capitol with fine monuments abounds.
You come upon them just strolling around.
Some are temples, some are statues.
Most extol their object's virtues.

One you can visit that is not like that,
Stands like a stranger in the midst of heroes.
A stark black wall with names upon it.
Fifty-eight followed by three more zeros.

It marks the war that wasn't needed.
It commemorates the voice unheeded.
You will not visit without emotion,
Now, shed a tear for their devotion.

Vietnam Memorial - The Wall

William's Whimsical Words:


Simple Tribute at the Wall

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