Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

As I've done for past Memorial Days, today's photo is of the base of the Gold Star Mothers flagpole at Victory Park which was built in remembrance of those who died in service to their county in WWII.   Today, one who remembers adorned the plaque with flowers and a United States flag.

Roses aligned in a "V" remind us that, in 1952,  the City of Pasadena dedicated all of Victory Park as “a living memorial to those who fell in World War II."

A couple of years ago, Ann Erdman did a fine piece on  the founding of Victory Park.  She tells the park's story from the end of the war to the 1952 park dedication.    Eleanor Boyd, national president of the American Gold Star Mothers, and Pasadena's Mayor, Alson Abernathy, presided over the opening festivities.


Today is a day to honor those who died in service to our country.  It is a day to remember.


Ann Erdman said...

Victory Park is a wonderful place and you've always done it proud on your blog.

Adele said...

That's lovely. I never knew that history. Thanks for sharing.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Never too late to remember Memorial Day - 1 day we should salute & honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf in military service since the birth of our nation.

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