Saturday, May 23, 2015

Too Many Rows







In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

John McCrae, 1872  1918

No poppies here. Just rows and rows of white markers. This is the Veteran's Cemetery in Staunton, Va.

He’ll come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise…”

1 Thessalonians 4

32 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Very touching Ginny, couldn't have said it better.

Margaret Adamson said...

A touching post Ginny.

Joy said...

Very nice pictures and words!

Ann said...

Beautiful and yet sad thinking of all the men and women who have given their life for their country

Sandra said...

so beautiful and so sad to. we saw on TV yesterday the thousands and thousands of graves and flags at Arlington... your photos are perfect as a tribute to the fallen

Tamago said...

Yes it's too many rows. My heart goes to those who sacrificed their lives and families.
Your post is so beautiful and very touching xoxo

Anni said...

This kinda thing always stuns my heart so much...the sadness that streams from photos like this!!

If only the world population would 'get along' without wartime...what a wonderful world it would be.

Phenomenal and poignant today, Ginny!!!

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks to all the men and women who have died in service to the United States.

Best,
Bonnie

Mildred said...

A beautiful tribute and sobering reminder of those who have given their all for our freedom.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful remembrance post!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Happy Pentecost today. Hope you are wearing your RED....

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you and yours also. Let's never forgot those who died for our freedoms... God Bless them ALL.

Beautiful post today, Ginny. Let's never forget!

Sorry I haven't been around much. George and I have a couple of new online programs (one is a Food Journal and one a fitness/exercise program) --so we are VERY busy increasing our exercise and getting healthier... That's my excuse and I'm sticking' with it... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

What Karen Sees said...

A beautiful and thoughtful post, and I agree, there are too many.

SweetMarie said...

Far too many. Beautiful tribute, Ginny.
Hope you enjoy your weekend.
hugs,
Marie

Karen said...

It is sad to think of all the young soldiers whose lives were cut short. Thankful for their sacrifice.

Rose said...

Just so so sad...so many lives gone...and I cannot help but think of the loved ones left behind.

LV said...

Great, but sad tribute to those that have fallen.

Patsy said...

A sad day for me!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Very touching memorial- thanks for sharing.

Chris Scheuer said...

Beautiful Ginny! We all need to be reminded of these brave men and women.

Chris Scheuer said...

Beautiful Ginny! We all need to be reminded of these brave men and women.

Carla from The River said...

Amen! Praying for our men and women. My gardening mentor,Marv, is a Korean War vet. The stories he shares, I just shake my head in wonder of how they do it.
Prayers for all!
Carla

Small Kucing said...

May they rest in peace

Dee said...

Beautiful post, Ginny. My heart goes out to all the fallen soldiers who lost their lives fighting for our country.

Blueshell said...

Indeed. Too many...

Love

Blueshell

EG CameraGirl said...

All the best this Memorial Day, Ginny.

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Beautiful!!

Ceil said...

Hi Ginny! Sometimes it's the quiet, silent witness that speaks the loudest. May God bless these brave men and women who fought for us. And may He bless those left behind who grieve on this Memorial Day weekend.
Blessings,
Ceil

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such peaceful pictures.

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful post

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Wonderful beautiful sentimental Memorial post! Have a great Thursday tomorrow!

Darlene said...

A lovely and sobering post. We are thankful to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Beautiful pictures and great compositions. Have a lovely day.