Friday, August 31, 2018

Washington XV

Sarg Hubbard Park is in Yakima, Washington and is about 150 miles southeast of Seattle.

Part of the Yakima Greenway,it is in a conservation/recreation area and is extremely beautiful. The area has over 20 miles of biking, hiking paths as well as many other outdoor facilities.


Up a winding hill from the entrance you will find this combination Korea-Vietnam memorial.


These paves do not explain whether the names listed are for the lost or honoring someone who served and returned home.


The dedication plaque has the unusual feature of mentioning both Laos and Cambodia, places that we denied being for many, many years. I have seen this only very rarely in my travels.

 
 
Next time, on September 5th, we will head back to Alabama, so, join me there at 9:00am.

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

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Virginia XI

On a recent trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, I assumed the the town had a Vietnam Memorial and set out to find it.

Well, they do, and it is located in Veterans Park (formerly Mid County Park) and honors those from James City County who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Among the ball fields, near a gazebo, the memorial stands, peacefully, among some trees.


 Unique, I think, is that the inscription of names is the same on each side. I can't recall having seen this elsewhere.

Dedicated in 1993 as a gift from a local, David Hooker, I think that it was located somewhere else for a time, but have been unable to verify that. Regardless, it stands, proudly, here now, presumably for all time.


 The park is located on Ironbound Road

Next time, on the 31st, we will take another trip to Washington, so meet me there, as always, at 9:00am.

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Pennsylvania XXV

Driving through Waynesboro, Pa., recently I passed what was obviously a memorial of some kind. I couldn't stop then and besides I had no cameras (how often will I make that mistake?) but I determined to return and check it out.


Located in the historic Green Hill Cemetery it was dedicated not too very long ago and commemorates those lost in all wars since the Civil War, who are buried at Green Hill.


The five 5x9 granite markers honor each branch of service and the the names are listed by where and sometimes how these heroes served and died.



Located on S. Potomac Street it is easily seen as you exit Waynesboro back towards
Maryland.


Next time, on the 26th, we will return to Virginia, so, Meet me there, as always, at 9:00am.

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

New York XVII

Eisenhower Park is a wonderful tribute to many of our Nation's heroes. You can find many memorials here and I have written before about just one of the ones to Vietnam. There is also a great 9-11 Memorial, among the many resting here. Perhaps I will feature it at another time.

Today, I want to share the POW memorial we encountered immediately upon entering the park.


It, of course, honors all POW's, but is a little different due to the barbed wire encased upon the top.



A haunting depiction of POWs is emblazoned on the side.


Dog tags list the wars in which our soldiers were imprisoned.


At another time I will show you the other Vietnam memorial here and also a separate one to commemorate those lost to Agent Orange.

Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadows on Long Island and covers nearly 1000 acres. 
Next time, on the 21st, we will revisit Pennsylvania, so join me there at 9:00am.
To see additional memorials from New York, or any other state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

New Mexico XVI

As many of  you know, New Mexico is one of my favorite places in America. I thought I was finished posting from there when I discovered a memorial that I had forgotten.

Bernalillo is not far from Albuquerque and has been called Coronado's City.

The city though not too large, 8,300+ in 2010,  has built a wonderful memorial to all who served and all who were lost, I have said many times before how much I like it when a place is able to honor all.



The memorial is located at 711 Camino Del Pueblo and consists of four granite plaques with the names of all who served and a larger one honoring those lost protected by three choppers.


Standing near by, perhaps on guard, or just remembering and honoring a fallen brother is a soldier with his hand resting on a Field Cross


As noted many times, previously, the Field Cross was first known during the Civil War to mark the place where a soldier fell, so that his remains could be gathered for proper burial at a later date. Even then we attempted to leave no man behind.


 His face is a little hard to see, perhaps, purposely so that he might represent us all.


A view from the street, some of the pavers creating the plaza have name engraved upon them. Bernalillo lies at the edge of the Coronado Memorial so don't miss it if you visit the area.

Next time, on the 16th, we will return to New York, so as always., join me there at 9:00am.

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

Saturday, August 4, 2018

New Jersey XI


Previously, I visited Berlin, New Jersey and photographed a memorial set in a Veterans Park. It was a nice little park with several memorials to various wars. The memorial to Vietnam was a plaque honoring all those who served, but no names were listed.

Last April the town rectified that by dedicating a new plaque listing the 28 from the area who served or were lost. So, I returned to honor those listed and to, of course, update this site.

This is the original memorial and the one I listed here quite some time ago. You can find that post elsewhere on this site.


Here is the park today with the new updated memorial.


The park sits at the intersection of E. Taunton and White Horse Pike.

Two 'Nam vets from the Borough worked tirelessly to have the site updated at least to honor the one KIA from the town. Eventually they won out and the 27 others from the Borough were all included. This had been the only memorial without the names of those who served or were lost listed, they got this rectified.


Several hundred people attended the re-dedication to these heroes, living and dead.


As I have told you before we just dedicated a brand new memorial in my home town to our 130 lost or MIA and I think that it is really remarkable the memorials are still being built or updated. I hope the trend continues until all are honored and that we are sure that all have been returned and accounted for to the very last hero.

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

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