In honor of Memorial Day, I offer a few pictures of memorials in Herkimer, NY.
As it says, freedom is not free.
In past Memorial Days, I have run up the hill to Herkimer College to this little area. It is located right outside Wehrun Stadium.
Then I backed up and took a shot of the rock and tree.
A view of the park from the road.
I like that they list the names.
Another view, to give as idea of the size.
I appreciate seeing all the names. Each soldier has a story of why he was there, of loved ones left behind, and of all the years unlived. To me, it is all about people.
One more shot as I left.
As I was driving through town to the other memorial I knew of, I saw one I had never noticed before. At least, I remember seeing all the flags, but had not really thought about why they were there. I quickly found a parking spot and went for a closer look.
Right on Mohawk Street, a nice little spot.
And a little closer view.
And here is the stone.
I sat on the bench and took one more picture.
Next I went to a memorial I drive by many days after work, as well as on days off when I am out adventuring (when I could go out adventuring). It is where Herkimer meets Mohawk. I pulled into Moves Ambulance Services.
Yes, we will remember.
A full view.
Other villages have memorial parks, too. I must visit them for future blog posts. In the meantime, to all our fallen soldiers and their loved ones, I offer a slow salute.