The caption on the memorial above reads:
“Near this stone rest the remains of 889 UNION SOLDIERS, gathered from the Battle Fields of MECHANICSVILLE, SAVAGE-STATION, GAINES-MILLS, and the vicinity of COLD-HARBOR.”
Every Memorial Day weekend for the past seven years I’ve headed out to one of our local National Battlefield Cemeteries and taken photos. It is a sobering reminder of all that has been sacrificed to protect our freedom.
So have a great weekend. Party on the beach. Watch the Indy 500. Grill some steaks and drink some beer. Enjoy the freedoms we all share.
Then take just a few moments to reflect. It’s the least we can do.