(From top to bottom: New Jersey– Ogunquit, Maine– flag- Martha’s Vineyard– Plymouth, MA)
First thing that came to mind for ‘lift’ was elevator… this beautiful sort of art deco elevator is in the train station in Madison, NJ.
Before I knew it I was adding other lift pictures. Like…
Morning lift to start the day…
This large, beautiful flag certainly needs help being lifted…
Need a lift? This is one classy way to go.
And finally, on one of the hottest days of the summer think ahead to this kind of lifting 🙂
Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.In 1971, Congress established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May and as a federal holiday.
On my mother’s side of the family, my paternal great grandfather, Joseph Littlefield fought in the Civil War and died because of his wounds. He was wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864. He was sent home to Maine to die. He died of typhoidal pnemonia on Sep 30, 1864, he is buried in Rome, Maine. Unfortunately his wife and his 3 oldest children died of the same thing shortly thereafter, leaving my grandfather, Charles Littlefield at age 10 the oldest of the four remaining children.
Below is a photo of the veteran’s section in the Fairmont Cemetery in Newark, New Jersey, where, on my father’s side of the family my great great paternal grandfather, Stephen Freeman is buried. Stephen did not die in the Civil War but was wounded in the battle of Antietam in 1862. He was sent home, lived another 29 years and died on May 30, 1891, which ironically was Memorial Day.
Take a moment to remember the original reason for Memorial Day and the men and women who fought for, and gave their lives for our country.
Have a great Memorial Day and enjoy the weekend whatever you’re doing.
Thank you to all our veterans…
This All Veterans Memorial is at the World War II Lookout Tower in Cape May, New Jersey
“This eternal flame honors not only the veterans of World Was II of the Cape May area but also all area veterans who have nobly carried forth the torch of defending our nation.”
Thank you to all veterans for your service to our country.
In this week’s challenge, share a photo or photos that plays on any of the word’s many meanings.
Some of my choices for corner.
Thomas Edison’s library in West Orange, New Jersey. I love the idea of a bed in the corner.
High Point monument in the northwestern corner of New Jersey where NJ/PA/NY meet.
This and that.