Melancholy Monday: Memorial Day

We decided to attend the Memorial Day celebration today in the Prospect Hill Cemetery,  the oldest cemetery in Omaha. Part of the observance included a spectacular demonstration by the First Nebraska Volunteers, a group of uniformed Civil War re-enactors. The weather could not have been better, and there was a wonderful turnout. It is good to be reminded of the selfless sacrifices made by those who have defended us and those who continue to do so.

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2 Responses to Melancholy Monday: Memorial Day

  1. shoreacres says:

    It looks like a wonderful event. I especially like the way you captured the flame in the last photo, but the middle photo is my favorite. Apart from the men’s expression, there are three styles of hat!

    • krikitarts says:

      Yes, the hats and the uniforms were wonderful, but the visages of the volunteers made their portrayal all the more interesting. I found the modern glasses a bit distracting, but I understand full well their desire to see what was happening around them as well as they could. One would think, though, that a pair of Ben Franklins wouldn’t be too hard to find!

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