Hometown memorial and a friend remembered

Huntsville has a significant military presence, and so it is fitting that the Huntsville-Madison County Veterans Memorial is not just a stone on the courthouse square but a place to contemplate, to remember those who fought for us, those who held up their hands and swore the oath, those who gave everything.

The waterfalls and fountain are soothing.  The three sections along the outside provide a chronicle of the wars fought, with black marble memorials to hometown heroes.  These sections are anchored by two sets of statues.

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100_0637 cropSome of the stones on the walkway have famous or appropriate sayings (click to embiggen).

100_0638Wonder if anyone in the current administration would take heed of this one.

100_0639The walkway behind this part of the memorial is paved with memorial bricks.  This one was placed just in time for Independence Day.

100_0632 cropAs Don would say, pull up some bench.

100_0633 cropDon’s ashes will be scattered during a parachute jump next month, so there will be no grave marker for him.  This I thought was appropriate, so that he will never be forgotten.


Filed under army, Personal, veterans

4 responses to “Hometown memorial and a friend remembered

  1. Paul Lemmen

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.


  2. Nice that they got the SH1 on there.


    • Don’s daughters are looking into a paver at the Airborne Museum at Ft. Bragg. That one will have most of the Swamp Heathen logo on it. I worked with them on how to word this one. I’m pleased with how it turned out.


  3. SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

    Blue Skies & CAVU.