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.
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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.

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4 responses to “Hometown memorial and a friend remembered

  1. Paul Lemmen

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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  2. Nice that they got the SH1 on there.

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    • 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.

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  3. SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

    Blue Skies & CAVU.

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