Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Day from Crisfield, Maryland

"The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." ~ Thucydides

A patriotic Crisfield resident readies his flag for Memorial Day weekend.


I will be busy shooting this weekend, so I will not be able to do any postings until late Monday or Tuesday. I will leave you with a few pre-Memorial Day shots.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and takes time out of their busy schedules to remember those who gave their lives for our freedoms.

How wonderful to see a "V" for Victory painted in the sky at the entrance to the city. The rest of the photos were taken at our city cemetery.






"And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

23 comments:

gigi said...

Thank you for this post.
Enjoy and be safe this hoilday weekend.

willow said...

I love that Browning quote. Hope you enjoy your holiday weekend, as well, Patty!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Besides the flags flying so proudly, I love the 'V ' for Victory in the sky. Shout it out!

frenchie4moi said...

Perfect quote from Browning. I love to see the red, white and blue!

Have a great weekend!

Joanne said...

Very patriotic post today, Crisfield goes all out! Enjoy the holiday weekend ...

Mildred said...

Thought-provoking photos today. I hope you have a safe weekend.

Zaroga said...

Wonderful post! Have a great and safe weekend!

AirmanMom said...

Excellent post!
~AM

Neil Bytes said...

Happy Memorial Day

bARE-eYED sUN said...

appropriate post today, Pat. :-)

good shots as well,
{the cannon with the the carnations reminds us of Ohio . . . }

". . . a Republic, Madam, if you can keep it . . ."
~~Ben Franklin

thank you for anther interesting post.

..
.ero

REDLAN said...

Happy Holiday patty!

Butler and Bagman said...

As usual, timely and beautiful.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to you too, Patty. Not a holiday here, but we have a similar one coming up at us next weekend, so we are hoping to book up the campground for the long weekend. If weather continues to stay nice as it is now, chances are good! :-) Debby

Yaya said...

These pictures are amazing.

Happy Memorial Day.

Elaine Dale said...

The cemetery shots a so poignant. We often go cross-border to Buffalo and marvel at the red, white and blue this time of the year in the cemeteries. Have a great holdiday weekend.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Remembering. Happy Memorial Day.

Jen said...

Excellent Post. Happy Memorial Day.

Mary said...

Patty,

I love that the USA decorates the soldier's graves on Memorial Day. We have only Remembrance Day in November in Canada. I have been to the US on the Memorial Day weekend and the cemeteries always look so beautiful. A magnificent tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Blessings,
Mary

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

My dearest Patty,
Been missing you.. I'm really glad I finally found the time to open my blog again. I will be here as active as ever. It's not easy to be away from yu guys.. You're always in my mind.. hehe

Gordon said...

Very nice, Patty. Happy Memorial Day.

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

Patty ~ some great shots and Happy M Day to you!

Gordon said...

Also, Patty, you might be interested in the new tracking maps on my blog. Check'em out.

Missy said...

Great shots and thanks for honoring our heroes, happy memorial day. Although we are here in Japan we still have a holiday on base, we have a 3 day weekend to celebrate Memorial day (actually 4 day weekend, Friday was a down day in Misawa Air Base).