Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day and Fort Hood Memorials

Fort Hood was a huge part of our lives. While it wasn't the first place that we dealt with loss during the current conflicts, it is where we experienced some of the most personal losses. Fort Hood is where I taught my kids a lot about what Memorial Day means and how it should be honored. Below is an article written by a friend who works for the newspaper at Hood about what Memorial Day and the memorials on Fort Hood mean to many.
I visited the 4th Infantry Memorial numerous times, I could never walk away without taking pictures.

Fort Hood’s memorials to the lives lost in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom are much more than the stone, bronze and granite of which they are made.

As Fort Hood will join the nation in observing Memorial Day on Monday, the post’s monuments are seeing more visitors who leave flags, photographs and mementos.

On Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember and honor the sacrifices of veterans, memorials and cemeteries host ceremonies and an influx of visitors, but the post memorial monuments are permanent displays that are always open and available.

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1 comment:

USMCWIFE said...

I am sure this Memorial Day on Ft. Hood will be a tough one, not that they aren't usually but especially in light of the last year. Great post Nadine, I love that you get it.