Memorial Day (Part II)

 

A very large crowd turned out today for the unveiling of the Blue Star Memorial on South Padre Island, TX.

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The weather could not have been better for the ceremonies which brought  the sacrifices many men made for our freedom to light.

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All kinds of men in uniform were in attendance today at the Memorial Day Service at Municipal Hall on South Padre Island, TX.

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Some uniforms exude authority. 

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Uniforms of all kinds could be seen.

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This ceremony honored the men and women who risked their lives defending the freedoms their countrymen enjoy. This is a WWII veteran accepting his pin. 

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This photo of a WWII veteran is absolutely my favorite photo of the day.

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One by one the veterans received their pins and then stood in front of the crowd.

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This is a close-up of my husband, Capt. Terry Hansen’s pin for his invaluable service to his country in time of war.  He served three tours in Vietnam.

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 The media was there (Channel 5) covering the event. 

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 They focused on Capt. Terry Hansen, Staff Sgt., US Army,

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 the mayor, Staff Sgt. Bob Pinkerton, US Marines,

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 and others in attendance of this solemn occasion. 

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 Sgt. Clifford Rowell, US Army, had the honor of laying the wreath.

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Greater love than this no one has, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13

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The water flowing down the waterfall behind the beautiful Blue Star Memorial could be heard during the moment of silence held for the fallen soldiers.

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 It was fitting to see people paying their due respects to the fallen.

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Alderwoman Alita Bagley takes a moment to pay her respects.

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 The memorial is simply magnificent.

 

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There were refreshments for those who attended. 

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 Perfectly patriotic accessories were part of the decor.

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~ by islandprincess15 on May 25, 2009.

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