One Last Song

Beaufort National Cemetery-Beaufort South Carolina

Today we celebrate Memorial Day in the United States.  This day is set aside to honor those who died in war.  The tradition started after the Civil War and is held on the last Monday in May.  Ceremonies are held country wide on this day at Veterans Parks, Military bases, and National Cemeteries just name a few.  This year, due to Covid-19 most were cancelled.

Beaufort National Cemetery
Main avenue from the front entrance lined with American Flags

My son-in-law rests here among many heroes.  This year I made a small bouquet attached to a flag to set a the headstone.   He was just 24 years old.

White marble headstone
National Cemetery white marble headstones
Beaufort National Cemetery History
History of the cemetery

Those who have served in the military and have been discharged other than dishonorable, may qualify for burial in a National Cemetery along with a spouse.

National Cemetery
Live oak trees draped with spanish moss shade the stones
Cemetery gate
Front Entrance of Cemetery
National Cemetery Seal
National Cemetery Seal

Here are a few photos from the past ceremonies when all the graves were decorated with the help of the Boy Scouts.

Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts placing flags at a National Cemetery
Memorial Day
Memorial Day Decorations and tribute

National Cemeteries are quiet and serene places.  Speaking for myself, it is a perfect place to honor, thank and pray for the great sacrifices so many have made.

Beaufort National Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Have a happy day friends and if you like to walk stop by and visit RestlessJo at:

Jo’s Monday walk

 

 

 

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4 thoughts

  1. This is a beautiful post, Alice. I am so sorry for your loss, and for your family. I am eternally grateful to all who have sacrificed for the freedom our county enjoys. And I am also thankful for the families who have supported and suffered as well. Happy Memorial Day to you and your family. …and Thank you. 🤗

  2. I’m sorry for your loss and for your family’s loss. He was too young! I’m grateful for his service and for all the heroes. I hope you had a great Memorial day!

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