May 26-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: May: May 26-08
Lake Linden Park Memorial    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mary Drew
Lakeview Cemetery    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Julie Filipowitz
Laird Township Memorial    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Z-Man

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 08:33 am:

In observance of Memorial Day, we have several photos from around the U.P., honoring our veterans who've given their all. The top photo is in the Lake Linden Park, where the monument is inscribed, In Honor of All Those Who Served Our Country. It's a fitting tribute, taking a place of importance in our town park.

The next photo was taken by Julie Filipowitz, at Lakeview Cemetery in Calumet. This young lady stands among the veteran's graves, which are all adorned with American Flags. Here's a bit of trivia for you about another Memorial Day tradition, excerpted from Memorial Day History website.

"In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields", Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

We Cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers, with the money going to benefit servicemen in need."

Our local Post 90 American Legion Auxiliary ladies not only sell poppies around the area, but also take a day and go to the cemeteries here in Lake Linden to attach a poppy to each flag flying over a veteran's grave. Thank you for honoring our brave men and women this way.

One final stop is with the help of Z-Man, who took a ride to Alston and snapped a picture of the red, white and blue Laird Township Roll of Honor. This colorful memorial is emblazoned with the words, In Honor of our Men and Women Who Served Their Country Defending the Principles of Justice, Freedom and Democracy. Take the time today to honor our fallen veterans in your own way.
Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 08:28 am:

Wonderful pictures. Thank you to all vets, past, present and future!

On a side note, Happy Birthday Sherry Carol (Stevens) Thomas!

By Laure (O2bindaup) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 08:49 am:

And a 2nd Happy Birthday to Sherry from me too !!! Hope you have a fabulous day !!! Laure

By Jeffrey P. Carlson (Dlineman) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 09:20 am:

Thank you Uncle Ross (served in WWII on carrier
"Ben Franklin") and Uncle Swede (Harold, he was
from Norway so why they called him Swede I have no
idea.) (served on a destoryer in the Pacific).
More recently to my Nephew Chris Carlson, in the
Marines, served in the middle east and help rescue
citizens in Beruit last

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 09:41 am:

My Dad had always been sure to wear his patriotic T-shirt at the parades. He was a Vietnam Vet and my Grandpa in WWII.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 10:29 am:

Last Monday in May , by John T. Bird- We pause to remember those who died with so much courage, so much pride. They'll never come back but memories endure to remind us of freedom: fragile,pure. We're worthy of their sacfrice if we pause each day not on the last Monday in May.------- May we keep all that are serving, to protect us all, in our prayers and thoughts not only today , but always.

By Koke (Pjk3000) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 11:22 am:

Thank you to my Grandfather Alphonse Depere, Spanish American War, my father Bernard C. Kolka WWII, Bronze Star, and my brother Edward L. Kolka KIA Vietnam, Silver Star. Miss you all and love you very much.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 12:16 pm:

Just returned from our first annual Memorial Day Parade here in Rockwood/Gibralter..Had a great turnout for the parade and also the ceremonies at the community center. all the expenses were taken up by the local Ford dealer (100% of all Mustangs are built here in town)
Hope everyone remembers those who served in our armed forces so we could enjoy the freedom that we have today.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 07:18 pm:

A great big thank you to all of our veterans, and to our soldiers in harm's way today. God bless you all!!!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 07:34 pm:

Thinking of my neice Jeri who is in Iraq right now for her third tour over there.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 09:43 pm:

Thank you to all who have served this country. Especially my Uncle Dick Rogers (WW II), my brother-in-law Bob DeBroka (Vietnam Era), my husband Jim (Vietnam Era)and my nephew John Rogers, Jr. who has served two tours in Iraq and will probably go back.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 10:21 pm:

Today Precious and I went to the Farmington Memorial Day Parade. We had a special reason, our son Justin was named the Police officer of the year and was going to be in the parade along with his wife Kelly and Emma and Jack. The four of them were in a red convertable and made us proud. Also the people of Farminton and Farmington Hills were super patriots. When the soldiers went by, at least ten minutes of them. The parade watchers clapped the entire time. Made me proud to have been part of such a patriotic event. Who says we are not a patriotic country?

By Stewart Keskitalo (Skeskitalo) on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 01:22 am:

I too, would like to extend my gratitude for the the supreme sacrifice of young men and women in their prime who gave their all for our freedom, especially my neighbor and high school classmate Ed Kolka and to the class president and valedictorian , of the class ahead of ours , Dale Moilanen.
Ed Kolkas funeral at the little Catholic Church in Dollar Bay stands out as as one of my saddest days in my life. God bless you Dale and Ed.

By doug 6540 (Cwo) on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 07:07 am:

To those of my buddies whose lives ended in 'Nam.I think of you every day, wondering what could have been for you. Getting old, hard to remember names, but the faces are as clear as can be...Viet Nam; 66-67, 69-70.
Would someone please ask Laird Township to get some red, white and blue paint for their memorial.
It is sad to see it in this shape, especially on Memorial Day...

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 07:14 am:

Congratulations to your son, and to you & Precious, Mikie, for raising your son to go on to be police officer of the year!

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