May 26, 2006

Monuments To Heroes ~ A Photographic Celebration of Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, a day when we honor our Fallen Heroes, I thought a brief representation of some of the Memorials from around the world would be a good place to start. If you live near one of these, please visit, take a moment of reflection on how our freedoms are directly tied to these heroes.

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The USS Arizona Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery

The Bunker Hill Memorial

The Gettysburg National Cemetary

The Marine Corps Monument (AKA the Iwo Jima Memorial)

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The USS Constitution ~ The Oldest Commissioned Ship In the US Navy (AKA "Old Ironsides")

The Alamo

The WWII Veterans Memorial (The Pillars at Night)

The Bataan Memorial courtesy of Cao

The Mount Soledad Memorial also thanks to Cao of Caos Blog

There are hundreds of other monuments. If you have a favorite, send me a photograph, any height but only 450 pixels wide and I will add it to the post. Send the photograph as an insert to along with a description of the Monument/Memorial.

UPDATE: Go see Social Sense for a terrific Memorial Day Post... Way to Go Mustang!

Posted by GM Roper at May 26, 2006 08:31 PM | TrackBack

This is awesome GM. Thank you for doing this.

Posted by Raven at May 26, 2006 09:39 PM

Yes, many thanks -- you even included a pic of my sailboat!

Posted by Seth at May 26, 2006 10:24 PM

Great pictures, GM, memorializing great men and women!

Posted by Ben USN (Ret) at May 27, 2006 03:46 AM

This is excellent, GM! I'm going to link to what you've got here.

Posted by Always On Watch at May 27, 2006 06:06 AM

Here's a good slideshow dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge.

Posted by Oyster at May 27, 2006 06:54 AM

My uncle was killed in that battle.

Posted by Oyster at May 27, 2006 06:55 AM

I'm sure I'll field a couple of lefty anti-war comments this weekend. We are ALL anti-war. The sad truth is that left can't find a single American value to fight for.

To those who kept us safe and our country free, we can never repay you for your sacrifices. But please remember no matter bleak the media paints your struggles, we know the real truth.

America's values are worth fighting for.

Posted by Espella at May 27, 2006 07:26 AM

GM, While I don't have good pictures to send, the following are also very worthy:

1. The cemetary just above Omaha Beach in Normandy.
2. The Punchbowl in Oahu.
3. The huge memorial in Bastonge, Belgium...paid for by the Belgians out of respect and gratitude.
4. The cemetary on Luxembourg (Patton and many others are buried there.
5. The cemetary at La Bois du Brigade de Marine aka Belleau Wood aka The Wood of the Marine Brigade (WW I), renamed by the French in gratitude for the American Marines ferocious battle at that location.

Posted by tad at May 27, 2006 08:03 AM

Tad, I'll see if I can find them and I'll get them up as well. Thanks for the suggestions.

Posted by GM at May 27, 2006 08:17 AM

Looking for a good picture of the Mt. Soledad Veterans' Memorial...that should be in here somewhere...and also the memorial to the Battling Bastards of Bataan...

This is a great idea, GM, but you're going to end up with more pictures than you can host, probably....!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Posted by Cao at May 27, 2006 09:41 AM

There is one picture . . . of a very young Tad standing with several of his Marines from the Combined Action Platoon in Vietnam. . . that is worthy of your time if you can get a hold of it.

You will find that America's heroes were at every "climb and place" in our entire history. I know that it would be impossible to post them all at any site, but every single man and woman who served their country in uniform is worthy of our rememberance.

Posted by Mustang at May 27, 2006 08:22 PM

Beautiful tribute GM!..Hope ure enjoying your holiday weekend?..what times the bbq?..Heh

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