Memorial Day

I thought I’d show you pictures from Oklahoma’s National Cemetery. If you’ve never been to your states national cemetery, you should go. It’s very humbling to stand among all of these white markers and not dwell on the fact that a good portion of the people buried there gave their lives during a war or conflict. The others served in the military, fighting to preserve your freedom.

But on Memorial Day, just standing in the middle of the cemetery will make you shiver. There are flags everywhere. Lining the drive, the walkways, paying homage to each and every veteran buried there. You won’t find your states flag there, just the flag of the United States.

YOUR flag.

I grew up just down the road from this cemetery so it has always held a special place in my heart.

This section was opened up in the late 60’s during the VietNam war.

These small squares are where people have been relocated (after the cemetery was established) but their identities were lost. Some go back to the early 1800’s.

This is the walk up to the main flagpole. An MIA flag is also there.

And this is my mother’s grave. Her parents are buried a few rows back. It’s kind of nice having her there practically within walking distance of ‘home.’ It gives me a peaceful feeling.

I love this cemetery and all that it represents. AMERICA.

God bless all those that have served, and are currently serving, in our military. God bless America.


About Linda Trout

I'm a retired accountant who loves a little space around me. What better way to think of new story ideas than under a tall tree, birds chirping, gofers digging, dogs barking, and cats demanding to be in your lap? When I'm totally bored, I climb on my Harley and go for a ride. That'll blow the cobwebs out of your brain.
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4 Responses to Memorial Day

  1. As a veteran, it’s over whelming to see the acres of grave for our brothers and sisters in uniform and know that hundreds of these cemeteries exist across the country. The appreciation makes our sacrifices worth while. Thank you.

    • Linda says:

      Thank you for serving Sandra! We appreciate you.
      I know of several other ladies who have also served in the military. Takes a special kind of woman. IMO.

  2. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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