May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Random-osity


The Good: Memorial Day reminds us to appreciate those who lost their lives while defending our country. This grand display of flags and crosses was made by the Long family of Strasburg. They started doing this 9 years ago for Memorial Day weekend and every year they add more flags.


The Random: After I took the above pictures at Red Bud Road, I stopped at Hupp's Hill and walked around with Flash. Here we see the park entrance, which is across Route 11 from City Bank. Note the motorcycle passing by. I've seen (and heard) many cycles this weekend because of the Rolling Thunder Run to Washington, DC. It's become a huge Memorial Day event. 


The Fun: This bright van decorated like a flag made me smile. I'm not sure it's proper as far as flag etiquette, but it is colorful and fun to view.

Also sharing with Seasons and Through My Lens

15 comments:

  1. What a great way to celebrate and remember those who made the world a better place.

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  2. We were in DC through Saturday and there were a lot of motorcycles at our hotel that last night. The revving under our window late at night wasn't so fun.

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  3. The flags always get me, such a sight.

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  4. Love those flags, they offer a strong reminder of our heritage

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  5. Love your first photo of all the flags in the cemetery.

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  6. Thank you so much for the flag display for SEASONS! So appropriate and a beautiful sight! Am happy and proud of your share!
    It seems like this year there is more display of patriotism, Like that the bikers joined in this (hope to see some pics, or videos of the Rolling Thunder event in Washington at FB)
    Enjoy your week:)

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  7. Lots of flags to remember all the lost loved ones.

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  8. A very poignant sight to see all those flags ...

    All the best Jan

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  9. How wonderful that this family shows such respect with the flag display!

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  10. That van is cool! Hope you had a great weekend!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/05/a-time.html

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  11. Great photos. I love the flags for Memorial Day. Fantastic tribute to our military who sacrificed to protect our Freedom.

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  12. Wow, that is quite a display of flags!

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  13. What a nice post. The van made me smile and was a good way to end the post. Those flags were a beautiful display for Memorial Day

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