Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Impressive Cemetery scene

Impressive scene at the Mount Hope cemetery on Memorial Day
On the occasion of Memorial Day celebrated yesterday, I went to visit the local cemetery here in Baker City, known as Mount Hope, and even though it rained most of the day, the scene was quite impressive, as it’s been every year on this special day honoring those who served and gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. Hundreds of American flags were placed all over the cemetery, larger ones flanking the passages while smaller ones being placed on individual graves, along with flowers and other mementoes. Most importantly, many family members, friends and acquaintances visited the cemetery to pay their respect. As Catholics we do a special service on November 2, feast of All Souls, when I bless individual graves of parishioners, but the tradition here in the USA is that the majority of the people visit cemeteries around Memorial Day.

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