Sunday, January 14, 2018

New York XV

This small memorial outside a Funeral Home is what brought me to Oyster Bay. While talking to the people inside about it one of them asked if we (my 'Nam buddy John was with me) knew about the one down the street at the Middle School (seen elsewhere on this site) As so often happens, I was able to locate and capture one I knew nothing about until I talked with locals.

This one, however, sits just outside the door to the establishment and is different because it is dedicated to those who were impacted by Agent Orange and other service connected deaths.

Inside there is a plaque listing many veterans from the area. Presumably these are those cared for by this particular home.

No designations of any kind are listed here, only the names of those that served.

So, our next visit will be back to Washington, so, join me there at 9:00am on the 19th.

To visit additional memorials from New York, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Mexico XV

Vado lies a short distance from Las Cruces where I went to see the fantastic memorial that was incomplete the last time I visited several years ago, and I promise to tell you more about that in a future post.

Vado is nearly as opposite as it could be from Las Cruces.

It is small, hand built by two guys, and sits on the side of the road.  You might easily say that it is more intimate than its mach lager neighbor less than 20 miles to the North.

The two plaques list those who served in the Era with no designations as to whom may have been in-country, or might have been lost. They are listed by Service with the whole left plaque and part of the right one dedicated to the Army. The other Services are listed on the right panel, too.

POW/MIAs are listed on a separate, smaller plaque and again on a stone nearby.

This journey began as an effort to capture the 50 state memorials and as I have mentioned before it grew into a much larger project and I have been surprised by how much these smaller, perhaps more personal memorials have come to mean to me. This one is no exception, I just love it. Thank you, Vado.

The memorial may be found at 9350 Hwy 478.

Next time, on the 14th, we will return to New York, so join me there, as always, at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from New Mexico, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Maryland XVII

Today, New Years Eve 2017, it seems appropriate to me to be writing from and about my home state, Maryland.

Even though you will be reading this on January 3rd, or after, it just feels right on this cold, final, night of the year to be remembering those from home.

What does not feel right is that I chose to write about a small memorial in Calvert County, at the Prince Frederick Court House, and I cannot find one single word about it on line, anywhere. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Certainly not the only time I have had this problem, but it still upsets me that no one, other than the folks from the county, seems to have taken notice.

So, I can only show you what I have.


A number of wars and losses of the brave are honored here at the Court House, including five from Vietnam.

The Court House and the memorial may be found at 765 Prince Street.

As I so often do, I will ask any reader who has info on this site to contact me, so I can update this with more information. Many of you have responded in the past and I hope someone will, today, too.

Happy New Year to all and I hope that 2018 will be better for each of you!

Next time on January 8th, check out a new post from New Mexico. Join me there, as always, at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Maryland, or any other state, click on the state name on the left side of this page.