Today is Memorial Day here in the US. On Armed Forces Day, we honor all members of our military, past and present. On Veteran's Day, we honor those members of our military who have served or who are serving in combat. Today, we remember our war dead.
Yesterday, we went to nearby Fort Riley. One of the many monuments there honors those who deployed from Fort Riley to fight in the War on Terrorism.
The towers are inscribed with the names of Fort Riley's fallen soldiers and this tribute:
The base of the monument is a pentagon and bears this plaque:
Today, we honor our fallen veterans. May God bless their souls and comfort their families. We will not forget you!
With great respect,
Zim, Dave, and our bipeds
Well pawed. We will never forget our heroes. Thank you; a very thoughtful post.ReplyDelete
God bless our heroes that have fallen and those that stand for us now.
What a beautiful monument and poem. I've never read it. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Excellent. We've got our flag flying (in the snow - but it's an all-weather flag, so it's OK) in memory of our war dead. Mom will also light a candle tonight for all the 'Unknown Soldiers' as well as the POW/MIAs who have never returned to us. Our debt to the fallen is immeasurable.ReplyDelete
-Fiona and Family
God bless all our hero's. Those are beautiful monuments xxReplyDelete
Good post :-)ReplyDelete
Nice! Happee Memorial DayReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
We will never forget! The monument in Fort Riley is beautiful!ReplyDelete
We remember them too.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful post, guys! We salute each and every one of our soldiers!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch
Very nice post!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing the pics and poem with us.
Maxx and mommy
thanks for sharing! great post!ReplyDelete
Truly a solemn holiday and a time to remember those who gave it their all. Lovely post!ReplyDelete
Beautiful post! Have a wonderful Memorial Day.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful monument, and a wonderful post.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful post and looks like a great place to remember our fallen heroes.ReplyDelete
Beawootiful monument, and that poem made mom all weepy. We fly the flag in their memory.ReplyDelete
jack & moo