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Monday, May 30, 2016

Tribute to our Veterans

If you missed my blog post talking about our recent trip to the beach,  click HERE.  In that post,  I talked a lot about our wonderful experiences at the Sunset Beach Town Park (Sunset Beach, NC).   We fell totally in love with that amazing little park.

One special part of the park was a fantastic monument honoring all Veterans...  George and I are both EXTREMELY patriotic---so we enjoyed that monument each time we were at the park. Being there truly brought tears to my eyes.

Today I'll honor our Veterans on Memorial Day by sharing more pictures of the monument.  Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoy sharing them.









We didn't know why the flag was at half-staff one day when we were there.






Can you tell how much we love that park?  Not only did I enjoy the monument --but I also enjoyed all of the big trees. 



Tributes to loved ones (probably from the Sunset Beach and surrounding community residents) were listed  throughout the monument area



I love this picture of George paying homage to the flag--and to our Veterans.



Here's one last picture of the entire monument.  George took this one from another angle --when the flag was "perfectly"  blowing in the wind.
Happy Memorial Day to ALL...  Let's never forget what these brave people did for US and for our FREEDOMS... God Bless them ALL --and God Bless America.

Hugs,

39 comments:

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

A very nice post, Betsy. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate our servicemen, past and present.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, pretty monument. Happy Memorial Day, enjoy your new week ahead!

Ann said...

what an awesome monument. I can see why you were so taken with it

Latane Barton said...

What a nice place to visit. Glad you share that with all of us.

Linda Gross said...

Nice park. I can see why you like it. Happy Memorial Day to you and George.

George said...

You got some great pictures of that fantastic monument and the pretty little park that contains it. I'm glad we found the Town Park in Sunset Beach.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a nice memorial park.

Denise inVA said...

Great pictures of this lovely park. The statues are wonderful! I am remembering all our Vets today.

LV said...

Perfect presentation on this Memorial day. No matter where you go, you make us feel as tho we are right with you. Keep going.

Devilish Angel said...

Lovely photos...

linda m said...

What a beautiful park. We need more places like this one around the Country. Thank you for sharing it.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful photos and Tribute Betsy. We can't thank them enough for the sacrifices they've made. God Bless them all. Hope you have a nice Memorial Day dear friend. xo

Ginny Hartzler said...

Hi Betsy! I love the ones of you, and of George in front of the sweet statues the best! They are great pictures! Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Your post is a wonderful tribute to the Veterans Betsy.

Gail said...

This is wonderful.

In our walking park we have bricks much like this with veterans names and branches.

David said...

Betsy, Nice tribute! We like driving through small town America on Memorial Day weekend and viewing all the memorials and events being staged. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Liene said...

What a beautiful tribute Betsy! Happy Memorial Day, and God bless!

Fun60 said...

Very apt post for Memorial Day.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a brilliant and moving monument. The artist should be commended for the powerful statement. Loved the shots of you and George showing your respect.

Kay said...

God bless America and those who gave all for our freedom.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Great pictures. I can see why you loved that park.It looks like a wonderful place.

Small Kucing said...

Happy Memorial Day to all.

Lovely park there. We have something similar here but on different day

Lady Fi said...

A lovely post.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

oh that park is so nice! It would be nice if more were built. Yall look cute pledging....and I love trees too

Betsy said...

Thank you for sharing this with us Betsy.
Blessings,
Betsy

BeachGypsy said...

Hi Betsy! Thats a nice park and i enjoyed this post. You are welcome about the email thing---i didnt even know what that was!!--ha ha ha lol so now i guess i have it. It was hot and rainy Here today and our plants/flowers/seeds are loving it. How are all your pretty flowers doing?

Kay said...

What a wonderful way for you and George to celebrate this important day, Betsy.

Marcia said...

A very nice tribute. My father's name and rank is on a paving stone in Anthem,AZ where my brother lives. Those types of tributes are very moving.

We are off tomorrow on a trip to Europe including a river cruise. When we return we will have 10 days to the big move date! We planned this trip a year ago with my brother and sister in law. It has come and just the right time. How did we know that since moving wasn't in the picture then.

Linda P said...

Thank you for sharing more of the park and the monument. I appreciate the wonderful photos you and George share on your blogs. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment and I hope George's eye treatment next week that you mentioned goes well.

Marie C said...

Such a wonderful tribute, and so timely! How wonderful that this awesome memorial was at the new park you found. Love the sculpture of the children saluting the flag, and your pictures are great!

Shug said...

Hey there......this is a great tribute to our soldiers. You know how much I enjoyed the picture of you there with the two kids. Gave me a big smile! Hugs

Im Downtown said...

I love these photos and reading about all of your journeys! I am off of FB for now and back on blogger with a new blog @ imdowntown365.blogspot.com. I'll see you again soon!

"Jane"

Im Downtown said...

Hi Betsy - Yes, this is off topic, but yes, I have dropped FB for now. Just weary of it, the negative posts, the half-truths, the sparring that people engage in that is truly not worth it. I may go back in time. In the meantime, I'm back to blogging - getting used to the controls, but it will be fun!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Very beautiful park and monument area. I have never visited that place. Thanks for sharing it. I hope you both had a great Memorial Day. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Linda said...

What a nice monument!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy, this is an excellent posting and what a wonderful monument! I hope you and your family had a great Memorial Day.

Connie said...

Betsy, that is a neat monument and a pretty park. I enjoyed your pictures!

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful tribute!!
MB

Terra Hangen said...

Beautiful and the statues of the children are a touching sight.