Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Hello 2016

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The New Year brings celebration and reflection of the past and present and aspirations for the future.

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On the first morning of January 2016, we wandered silently through the Florida National Cemetery.  Thousands of stones honour souls, so many so young, Veterans, from so many wars.

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The wreaths were laid in National Cemeteries on December 22, in the annual “Wreaths Across America” ceremony.  Wreaths are made from Maine Balsam at the Worchester Wreath Factory.

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As the sun warmed the wreaths, the scent of Balsam evoked memories of Christmas and home.

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Families had placed flowers, Christmas trees and candles beside the headstones of their loved ones.  Someone had decorated a tree with delicate wind chimes and Christmas ornaments.  The sound was magical.

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There are many special plaques and beautiful dedication sites throughout the cemetery and everywhere there is a deep silence and a sense of peace.

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                 Embrace the New Year with assurance and optimism!

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4 comments:

  1. Did you see sad sack or ward cleaver in the seabees section?......cool pics

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  2. That is a mighty fine looking cemetery & I would enjoy the deep silence and sense of peace there as well.

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    1. Chris and I always find cemeteries great places to explore and photograph for many different reasons as do you.

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