Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

 Victory Park was dedicated in 1952 as a memorial to those who fell in World War II.   As I've done since 2008, I post a photo of the V shaped rose garden at the corner of Altadena and Paloma, and the flagpole with flag at half-mast.   This year I wanted the photo to include more of the park and mountains so you have to enlarge the photo or look closely at the lower right to see the rose garden.

The base of the flagpole has a plaque provided by the Gold Star Mothers inscribed "In remembrance of those who made the supreme sacrifice during World War II."

Today is a day to honor those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.   It is a day to remember.

I commend to you excellent Memorial Day posts at Sierra Madre Tattler, Pasadena Latina, Glimpses of South Pasadena,  and the sky is big in Pasadena.  As always, it is a good day to visit The Wall.

Also, in one of her best mystery histories, Pasadena PIO has posted the story of how the city's efforts to build a war memorial led to the founding of Victory Park.  There are some great park photos there going back to 1952.   


Steve Scauzillo said...

Very nicely done. I did not know that about Victory Park. Makes sense, though.

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