Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day

Very honored to place flags at the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting this morning along with the local Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts. This isn't a VA cemetery; it is maintained by the State of Washington as part of the soldiers home, which was established in 1889.  Many of the early graves are Civil War veterans, and we found two graves of  veterans of the U.S. Mexican War (1846-1847).  Other graves included veterans from the Spanish American War (1898),World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.  Notably, five Congressional Medal of Honor recipients are buried in the Orting Cemetery.  The Knights of Columbus have been placing flags at the grave sites for over 40 years.

4 comments:

barbara cecelia said...

Dramatic photo of the gravestone with flags. The impact of war can sorely be felt seeing this. Nice that you were there to honor the soldiers. -- barbara

TexWisGirl said...

it is both beautiful and sad.

Gail Dixon said...

Very poignant image. What an honor to place those flags.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Yes, very dramatic...So many many soldiers in a very organized precise system, even in death. ...you can see them marching through your photo...