posted on May, 27 2012 @ 03:41 AM
Well just got back from Luxemberg. Beautiful country. Spent saturday and sunday morning there. My son's scout troop was tasked with cleaning the
memorial stones ad planting flags an placing roses in each marker.
Yeah, the US Ambassador along with a 3-str was there. But this is about remembering and honouring the brave men who gave their lives.
Now the pics. (Or it didn't happen
The entry gate.
Just a small section
I thought this was poignant (Many were like this.)
The Star of David monuments have small stones on them. These are "Forever Stones" meant to symbolize that even after the monuments are gone, the
stone will remain.
Had to take a snap of Pattons grave. It used to be just one among many, but the area kept getting trampled to they moved it to a more secluded
The Medal of Honor awardees all have stars on them. This is the only difference in theirs versus other monuments.
The one personal picture I'll share (I took hundreds) is the honour given to my son and his pack to take down the flag and fold it.
All in all, a touching day. I met vets giving honour to fallen friends, a biker group on Harleys. French, german, Belgium tourists who often stopped
us and thanked us for cleaning the markers, and placing the flowers and flags.
I'm not asking for comments, nor debate on this thread. Just wanted to share and hope that everyone takes time, regardless of where you're from to
honour your own heroes.
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