Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oregon XIII

We, Steve and I, found this great park in Albany, Oregon. Called the Timber-Linn Memorial Park it honors all those who served in and/or were lost in our twentieth century wars.

These are a couple of markers honoring our brothers and sisters from Vietnam.

I could find no explanation for the different markers, so, as always, I will ask you to let me know if you know why this is.

These pics were taken in mid November, but someone had already decorated the P.O.W. sign with what looks, to me, like jingle bells and a small flag.

This park is remarkable, to me, in that Albany has a population of only about 50,000. It lies 70 miles south of Portland and the park may be found at 900 Prince Road.

The Park offers many wonderful facilities, lakes, ball fields, docks and I saw that they have Hot Air Balloon events, too. So, check it out if you get a chance.

Next time, on the 1st of November, we will return to Pennsylvania, so, see you there at 9:00am.

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

Friday, October 21, 2016

North Carolina XII

This magnificent memorial is in Gaston County, North Carolina. And, there, in one sentence, is every single thing I can find out about it!

We kind of stumbled upon it while cruising through the state, it was not on my list of memorials to see. It just appeared.

It sits in a cemetery in which some Nam vets are buried.

There, in addition to all the names from many wars, is, also, a 9-11 memorial, but not one word, that I can find, about the place anywhere on the net.

So, I am once again challenging you to tell me! North Carolinian's have responded to this request in the past, so I am hoping some of you know about this place and will let me know.

Next time, on the 26th, we venture back to the great northwest, to Oregon, so, meet me there, as always, at 9:00am.

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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

New York X

North Tonawanda lies 15 to 20 miles north of buffalo, depending on what route you take.

 Brauer Park sits outside City Hall and is home to these memorials.

The Vietnam memorial honoring the 11 who were lost sits just in front of the older memorial to those who served in WWII.

These individual markers are placed to honor many from many wars. These are often seen as pavers located on a plaza, so this is a little different.


I found this interesting. It may be the only such marked to JFK I have ever run across. If you didn't know that he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, you might think he actually rested here.

This part of the state has a number of interesting memorials some of which I have posted previously and a few are yet to come.

Next time, on the 21st, we travel back to North Carolina, so join me there, as usual, at 9:00am.

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Mexico XII

A little more than 25 miles north of Santa Fe is Espanola which is the home of a beautiful Veteran's memorial that honors all from Northern New Mexico who have served.

It lists more than 2000 names, but does not specify service branches, rank etc.

A Walk of Honor provides places for individual remembrances.

100 red and white rose bushes surround the area but were not in bloom when I visited.

The fountain, seen in the first and second pic,  provides a restful water pool for reflection, but was not turned on the day I visited the site. This wall is the outer face and proclaims the gratitude of the community.

There are other sites here, so if in the area be sure to check out this great spot.

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

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016

New Jersey X

About an hour southeast of Cherry Hill Twp. lies the town of Magnolia. The American Legion Post 370 is at 430 N. Warwick Road and it sponsors a multi-war memorial and a Vietnam memorial on its grounds.

I have seen other pics of this memorial with only the three top names, but when I was there a new name had been added. It was dedicated in 1987, but when this , hopefully, final name was added is not clear.

In addition to the memorials on site are these "tiles" that I found interesting. One for our POW/MIA's and another that is simply patriotic.

 I, often, wonder about these names that are added as time goes by: who will be the last one and will we know? How will we know? I wond2r who and when the last name will added to The Wall. as you may know names are added every May if they have been identified. Names were added this past May bringing the total to 58,315.

Next time, on the 11th, we will head back to New Mexico. So, as always, 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.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

New Hampshire X

Driving through New Hampshire is spectacular, especially in the fall. I wandered into the town of Gorham and was surprised to find this rather large memorial just off the road. It is located across the street from a Subway that was decorated for both Halloween and Christmas. I liked that. I, also, noticed a Moose Tours sign hanging out side. I would have loved to do that, but no time. I did see a moose not too far down the road.

The memorials, like so many others in smaller towns, is a multi-war memorial and honors many who served and/or were lost in a number of wars.

Among all the names I could find only one who was lost in 'Nam and he is remembered with the larger group who served and also on this paver stone dedicated to him.

As always seems to be the case, a number of names have been added after the original memorial was built.

The population of Gorham was less than 3,000 in the 2010 census. they should be duly proud of this magnificent memorial to their citizens.

Next time, on the 6th, we will venture back to New Jersey, so join me there at 9:00am.

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