Sunday, May 30, 2010

Postcard Friendshp Friday - Memorial Day

"Their's is a deathless heritage: their deeds
Blossom like flowers upon the field of time

And whether told is prose or glowing rhyme,
Seem writ in shining gold to him who reads."

It is so fitting that I found this card posted 100 years ago on May 29, 1910. It was mailed to Mrs. Lewis - possibly and employee - at the Soldier's Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The residential facility was built in 1886 for veterans of the Civil War and continues to serve the needs of veterans today.

The Veteran's Cemetery, on the hospital grounds, was also founded in 1886
and rededicated in 1986

This newer facility still exists and provides medical care and residential facilities to military veterans

Enjoy your weekend, but take time to remember those who died for this great country!


Debby said...

Not trying to tell you what to do, Musey, but hadn't you better get back here? Miss you.

Debby said...

Praying for you this day, and hope all is well.

Anna Lefler said...

Hello, Friend -

Thanks for the comment today! It was great hearing from you!

I hope all is well with you and I'm sending you big hugs...