Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Symbols of Sacrifice

One Flag

For one person
A military person
Who lost their life in Iraq or Afghanistan
since 9/11

The flags now number almost 7,000

And filled the parade ground
of our historic fort
Fort Scott National Historic Site

 We called it The Field of Honor
It was a week long memorial
to those who fought and who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country

On 9/11 
our Governor, Sam Brownback, spoke to the crowd
And was the keynote speaker of the 9/11 program.

I'm proud to say that Husband Jim was also on the program
and gave a wonderful speech!

At the end of Main Street in our little town
is our Fort
For the Fort came before the town --
the town grew from the Fort
And for this special week,
at the end of Main Street

was a huge flag!

The Field of Honor was hallowed ground
for that week
And one morning at sunrise

The flags glowed!

It was the first year for the event.
The organizers have decided that it will be an annual one.

It truly was a moving experience!

It is Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday


william said...

How wonderful!


Pondside said...

I'm sure it must have been beautiful and there would have been many a throat with a lump in it!

Indrani said...

The last shot is a winner. Great pics of the event!

Southerncook said...

Martha, I thought these photos were spectacular and was so glad to get a glimpse of your town.