Veterans Day

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day. The day we all honor those who have served our country in times of war. My grandfather was a veteran of World War II. So was his brother, my Great-Uncle Roland. Grandpa was a security guard in the Navy, and Uncle Roland was a baker. My father served in the Army in the early 60s as well. I’m sure most of you have your own family stories to tell of those who have served or are still serving today. 

You’ll get to learn more of my family’s stories beginning later this year. The announcement is coming at the end of the month, so keep your eye on the blog . . .

In the little town of Centralia, MO, along the highway that runs along the north edge of town, there is a cemetery; on all such holidays as this, they line every row of that cemetery with large flags. It takes quite a crew working for quite a while to get them all in place, but once finished, it is one of the most beautiful sights you’ll ever see. You can see a small portion of it and read all about it here: Centralia’s Avenue of Flags.

Veterans Day

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  1. Shelly,
    Not only does Centralia have a great quilt display in the cemetery, we do, too, in Kirksville. The boy scout troop 404 (Max’s), puts up and takes down 300 casket flags each holiday. We start at 6:00 a.m. and it takes over 1 1/2 hours to put them up and about 1 hour to take down and fold. Today, we’ll go back out about 3:30 to take them down, so unless you go out at lunch, you’ll probably miss them.

    This takes a LOT of man/women/boy-power….About 20 people are up before daylight…pretty amazing and powerful.

    By the way, the stars were exceptionally bright this morning at 6…

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