A Memorial Day Visit…

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A visit to small town Welker Cemetery in Coffee County, TN where many of my husband’s family are buried.  So many veterans of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam era conflicts are buried here.  My father-in-law was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II.

It’s a sad reminder that freedom isn’t free.  Sending out a huge thank you to the men and women who serve and have served our country.  We are forever grateful…

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  1. What a great legacy of Service. God Bless you all.

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    1. Thank you, you too! We do have many military in both our families. This little cemetery is a very peaceful place…

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  2. Love small town cemeteries.

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    1. So interesting to me that hubby knows so many of the families!

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      1. The grace of a small town. Glad you got to go. Sounds lovely and a bit sad. We just got back from town. While there, we passed the cemetery. Oh my! It was so beautiful. I had to do a double take! Flowers were on nearly every stone…

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      2. Yes, where I live there are a lot more restrictions but those little country cemeteries have flowers, even rose bushes planted!

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      3. At my friend’s cemetery in Iowa, most of the stones have peony bushes. When they bloom, that place is stunning. At my other grandparent’s cemetery in Iowa, nearly ever stone lights the evening sky with solar birds or butterflies. Soooo pretty.

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  3. That is so true, Freedom isn’t free!

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  4. Lovely photo and sentiment. I have always thought cemeteries are beautiful… memories and history and some beautiful sculpture/art. And I hope you had a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks, it’s been good, visiting lots of family. Hope your weekend is going well!

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  5. Beautiful ❤

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  6. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten. Mayb they forever rest in peace. Happy Memorial’s Day

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    1. Yes, absolutely. Thanks, you, too!

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  7. Yes Diane, and whether in America or Australia or in other parts of the world, we’ll never forget their sacrifices.

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    1. So true, people everywhere…

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  8. Freedom is expensive. We should never forget.

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  9. A lovely tribute, sorry I am late getting here!

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