A pause for the roll call of the dead…

And now, a moment to reflect at the Grafton Town Common. (The start of the parade can be found here.)

The reading of the names of Grafton residents killed in war…

A thought on veterans — how old were they when they went off to war? I tried to de-age their faces as I took pictures. Where did they serve? What did they see?

Wait, did he say “present arms?” Uh-oh…

The Brownies are freaked!

You have to admire her ear-plugging technique. She’s still holding onto her father’s head with her elbows.

More pix TK…

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  1. Memorial Day Sonnet

    If Liberty means anything to me,
    I will remember what my freedom cost,
    By those who gave their all to keep me free,
    Whose lives were sacrificed, but never lost.
    I will remind myself of what they did,
    And keep them dearly cherished in my heart;
    Their honor never from me shall be hid
    And I will know they always did their part
    To save our nation and its people here,
    To pledge their lives in defense of our ways,
    To show that freedom always outlives fear,
    And sacrifice is hallowed all our days.
    If Liberty means anything to me,
    I will remember those who kept me free.

    © John Stuart 2008
    Pastor at Erin Presbyterian Church,
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Audio at:

    [audio src="http://media.libsyn.com/media/stushie/Memorial_Day.mp3" /]

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