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.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Decoration Day

"Let us then, in the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains
and garland the passionless mounds above them
with choicest flowers of springtime; 
let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor;
let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges  to
aid and assist those whom they have left among us
a sacred charge upon the Nation's gratitude

Excerpt from General Order No. 11
issued by
Headquarters, Grand Army of the Republic,
Washington D.C.
May 5, 1868

Statue at Boalsburg, Pa., commemorating the town as the first to celebrate
Decoration Day.

We are fortunate . . . for, in our family,  all of those who fought, in every war
from The Revolutionary War through Viet Nam came home.
Today, we honor those who did not!


ellen b said...

Beautiful tribute. Those statues are so poignant.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I never knew about this town. Thank you! I had ancestors in every way through WWII and they came back. (Well, no one was in the Spanish American War.) We are fortunate.

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful Tribute!

Kim said...

I hope that soon there will be more such posts.