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Monday, March 15, 2010

Beautiful Day Outdoors

The weather has been really nice for the past few days. We took advantage of the sunshine and warm weather to get out and get some fresh air. We finally made it down to the Veteran's Memorial in town (we've been wanting to for a long time). You can find more photos that we took at my wife's Nostalgic Marveling blog.
This is a really nice touch added to the military display. For those in town with Veteran's in their family, alive or dead, a brick on the walkway can be purchased and inscribed with that Veteran's name and other info. Here are just a few of the bricks which display our pride and honor for our local veterans.
This tank is a "one of a kind" produced with a British and American parts. It was to be mass produced and delivered to war but these plans never made it past the prototype. We were fortunate enough to get the only one in existence.

Below are a few pics of the surrounding area. My son was really impressed with the trains and tracks. It was about 60 degrees F that day but the snow was still hanging around.

It's nice to see our Veteran's, new and old, being honored for their service to Our Great Nation. Good thing it was erected before the Obama administration took over, or we may have never seen it. Luckily, it's ours to enjoy, at least until the dems figure out a way to repossess the land, sell the equipment, and hand out the money to those who voted for them. Have A Wonderful Day everyone. GOD bless America, and the blue states too.
Have a great weekend everyone.
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Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful post, John! And what a beautiful place to honor the men and women who serve our country! So many wars, so many to honor and remember. Beautiful, thank you!

Sylvia

Freely Living Life said...

Hi there!!

Looks like it was a beautiful and fun filled day!

We are already fans/followers of your blog. Just stopping by to check things out and say hello. Come on over and visit us when you get a free moment. Have a fantastic weekend! ((hugs)) <3

Ralph said...

The monument is important, as there is not a town of any size that hasn't been impacted by the loss of brave soldiers. Our town of 18,500 has two memioral sites, one in a neighborhood itself. We cannot forget the bravery and sacrifice.

It has been years (1999) since I had visited Weirton and Steubenville, no doubt the arsenal of democracy as they produced steel for so many items. A very nice place to reflect...

Shannara said...

Lovely photos and a nice text to read with it... =)

Lindz said...

great shot

Sam said...

Great shots and a very important monument to remember those who fought for us. May they rest in peace.

Mayra, mommy to Pooh Bear said...

Thanks for following, I'm following you back. =)

Love the pictures, and the historic meaning. =D

Patti said...

That is a wonderful place to visit and learn about what the local veterans have done in service to our country.

I can see your family had a nice day!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. The Veteran's Memorial is a nice place to honor those men who mattered most.

Hey Harriet said...

Great post! What a cool shadow that big tank casts! Have a great week!

Eden said...

Beautiful series of shadow shots, John. Happy Sunday

LDH said...

The shadows are great but the military display's are really special ~ God Bless American and those who serve!

MyMaracas said...

That tank makes for a great shadow. Sounds like a great outing. Thanks for sharing the place with us.

Ebie said...

I love the inscription of names and great tribute to the living and the dead!

Beautiful photographs!

Dhemz said...

nice entry John...thanks for sharing....:)

My-Alter-Ego said...

hi, looks like we have the same weekend adventure.. i went to a historical place here in the Philippines last Saturday.. I hope u can visit my blogs too for my PBW entries..

See u!

http://www.cahloy.com/2010/03/sharing-here-photos-of-my-weekend.html

http://www.reyapot.com/2010/03/weekend-at-wedding.html

♥Willa♥ said...

Looks like everybody is taking advantage and enjoyed the warm weather last week. :)

Dhemz said...

a quick visit here john...have added all your blogs to my kitchen....:)

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