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Today is Veterans Day in the United States. A day on which we honor all those who have served in any branch of our military service.
Regular visitors to this site know that I walk through Veterans Park in our town every morning that weather permits. Most days, I walk to or past the actual memorial. Earlier this year, Travis Brown, member of Boy Scout Troop 263, in pursuit becoming an Eagle Scout, erected a burn-pit for the proper disposal of worn US Flags. Later this summer, the pit and surrounding patio was dedicated in honor of Master Sergeant John A. Chapman who was killed in action in Afghanistan. He posthumously was awarded the Medal of Honor for his action.
The gallery includes photos from the park, and the memorial. I don’t think they need captions. I regularly include a picture of the US Flag that flies in the center of the memorial. I frequently include the caption,
One Flag — Every American
This park and the memorial within honors the brave and selfless men and women who fought under that flag to attain and protect our freedom. Today, I thank them for their service.