Memorial Day – Navy WWII, photo by BRB1952 “Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor.” -George H. W. Bush View the photo background big and see more in BRB1952’s St. Thomas Cemetery slideshow. PS: If you would … Continue reading Memorial Day 2017
1939 Detroit Memorial Day Parade, photo by Buildings of Detroit Buildings of Detroit shared this photo back in 2013 saying: Tonight the Wayback Machine continues to show us views of Detroit’s Memorial Day Parade down Woodward, this time in 1939. Most of the structures remain as they were in the previous 1920 image (click to see it!). … Continue reading 1939 Detroit Memorial Day Parade
via leelanau.com… Scene in Suttons Bay, May 27th. 1907, photo courtesy Leelanau Historical Society Here’s the scene 110 years ago on Memorial Day in the village of Suttons Bay. Yikes!! Hoping you have a safe and fun holiday weekend with the absolute minimum of snow!! View the photo bigger, follow the Leelanau Historical Society on … Continue reading Memorial Day in Michigan: 1907 Edition
Remember, photo by LindaB. While the Memorial Day page at the Center for Civil War Research Center lists roles that people from many states had in creating Memorial Day, there’s no doubt that Michiganders had some part in it: “On the sixteenth of April, 1862, some ladies and a chaplain from Michigan were chatting together … Continue reading Memorial Day & Michigan
Tribute 9804-09, photo by StacyN – MichiganMoments Stacy took this photo at the Grand Rapids Veteran’s Cemetery. View it bigger in her slideshow and I hope you have a chance to remember those who’ve sacrificed for our nation.
Idea, photo by docksidepress. The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst. ~Henry Fosdick As oil spews into the Gulf of Mexico, is is racking up an incalculable debt, one that all of us will have to pay. Place it on top of the barely calculable debt for the … Continue reading A Memorial Day Idea
M is for Michigan, photo by David Belo. Absolute Michigan reports that 1.1 million Michiganians will hit the roads over Memorial Day Weekend 2010. I hope a good number of them get to hold hands and take in one of our stunning make that magical sunsets, and that some of them are you!! David writes … Continue reading M is for Michigan (and Memorial Day Weekend)
Memorial Day 2008, photo by mikeh5856. Michael says that this was taken at Greenfield Village yesterday during their Civil War Remembrance. More are in his Greenfield Village set (slideshow). In cities and town all across Michigan, people are remembering men and women who served our state and nation over the years. I hope you can … Continue reading Memorial Day 2008
Here They Come (1), photo by corremadrid. The annual Tour de Leelanau bicycle race takes place next Sunday (May 25) and features international and US pro cycling teams on a USA Pro Tour sanctioned race. The course winds through the hills of Leelanau County in northern Michigan and features a variety of climbs and sprints … Continue reading Tour de Leelanau bike race – Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day, near Charlotte, MI, photo by spaunsglo.