It's been a week or so since Memorial Day. It's a year of firsts. The first year for most of us without parades, picnics, and spending the day at the beach. Instead of big family gatherings and parties, it was another day of intimate time at home. One thing remained the same for our family, we visited the cemetery. We waited until after supper so it wouldn't be as crowded.
It doesn't matter how many years I step into the cemetery on Memorial Day, it ALWAYS takes my breath away with the beauty of the flags blowing in the wind. We weren't sure the flags would be placed on the Veteran and First Responder stones would be there due to the COVID-19 Pandemic BUT our small community of service men and women did not let the community or our fallen down.
The cemetery was full of red, white, blue, and American pride. Thank you to the men and women who took the time to place the flags, and a special thanks to the men and women who honored our country with their service.
Our little New Haven, New York cemetery is one of the best I've visited. Our caretaker is the best and maintains the highest of standards. You can visit any time during it's open season and find it meticulously mowed and trimmed. There isn't an abundance of clutter or overgrown bushes and trees. It is always a breath taking experience to visit our cemetery. Remember to thank not only those who make the cemetery beautiful for a weekend but that maintain this level of respect and beauty all year.
Today's blog is dedicated to the cemetery
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323