MEMORIAL DAY VISITING A MILITARY CEMETERY

YESTERDAY MORNING ABOUT 7AM, I VISITED OUR NEARBY VETERANS CEMETERY “GEN WILLIAM DOYLE MILITARY CEMETERY” WHICH WAS BUILT AND IS MAINTAINED BY THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. I WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO IMAGINE A FINER CEMETERY IN OUR NATION ANYWHERE. IT IS A LARGE PIECE OF ROLLING FARMLAND THAT HAS BEEN GROOMED AND BEAUTIFIED BY THE STATE WITH MULTITUDES OF MEMORIALS IN ITS MEMORY GARDEN AND FIELD AFTER FIELD OF PLAQUES AND STONES AT THE HEAD OF BURIAL PLOTS OF FALLEN MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN ALONG WITH THERE SPOUSES IN MANY CASES. EVERY YEAR I SEE MORE AND MORE NEW FIELDS OF MARKERS AND MORE FIELDS THAT ARE NOW FULL. IT IS A SIGHT I FIND AWESOME.
EVERY MEMORIAL DAY, “Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies from troops across New Jersey will be decorating graves for Memorial Day at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Registration starts at 4:00 PM and The Flag Placement will commence at 5:00 PM sharp.”

THUS IN THE EARLY MORNING LIGHT UPON ENTERING THE CEMETERY, YOU ARE GREETED AND A BIT OVERWHELMED BY THOUSANDS OF FLAGS WHICH MARK EVERY GRAVESITE. IT IS A PROFOUND AND HOLY PLACE – MUCH HONORED AND RESPECTED BY OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERY AMERICAN TO TAKE THE TIME NEXT YEAR TO FIND [GOOGLE SHOWS ALL OF THEM] A MILITARY CEMETERY NEAR YOU AND MAKE A SHORT VISIT.
THERE ARE MANY AMERICANS WHO ARE SO ANTAGONISTIC TOWARD WAR THAT THEY SPEAK AGAINST MEMORIAL DAY ITSELF AND REFUSE TO APPLY THE WORD “HERO” TOWARD THE FALLEN SOLDIERS. THEY REALLY HAVE SHALLOW THINKING I THINK. AFTER ALL, IF MY FAMILY WERE UNDER ATTACK, WOULD I NOT FIGHT THE ATTACKERS IN DEFENDING MY HOME AND FAMILY? OF COURSE SO! WELL, WHEN MEN AND WOMEN PUT ON THEIR NATIONS UNIFORM AND DECIDE TO DEFEND THEIR COUNTRY, ARE THEY NOT DOING PRETTY MUCH JUST THAT?
I HAVE UPLOADED A NUMBER OF PHOTOS I TOOK YESTERDAY WHICH CAN BE FREELY ACCESSED AT: http://community.webshots.com/user/donnellymjjd
I ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER SPECIAL MEMORIALS WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED FROM THIS PAGE.
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About donnellymj

Born in 1936; married to Nancy in 1966l 2 children who have given us 5 grandchildren, 2 dogs, and a cat. Lifelong Catholic with a long career in computing and networks. Conservative, constitutionalist who strongly supports our God-given rights enshrined in the US Declaration of Independence and our Constitution. [WPCHRG.COM]
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