25 May 2015

Patriotic display on Lockwood Blvd.

Memorial Day 2015, Lockwood Blvd., Charleston SC 
Thanks to the Evening Exchange Club for this annual patriotic display of flags on Memorial Day. I'd like to think a perfect day like this was what soldiers had in mind that felt worth fighting and giving up their lives for. Let's treasure, honor and protect it in their memory.

My mother was in the Royal Canadian Air Force stationed in London during World War II and her brothers, my uncles, were both pilots. My family was fortunate and they all came back alive. My mother's role was to gather information on lost and injured soldiers to notify families of their loss. I can't even imagine what a heartbreaking job that must have been and the gift those soldiers gave that we might enjoy days like this.


William Kendall said...

Fitting for today. I can only imagine how emotionally draining your mother's work would have been.

Kate said...

Your city continues a fitting memorial for today. A few of us paid tribute with our blogs today, which is also a good thing.

Charlestonjoan said...

I wish I had asked more about it. She tended to make it all sound like an adventure and didn't dwell on the awful part of it.

Charlestonjoan said...

It is a colorful display I look forward to each year.