Memorial Day 2022

Today I had planned on going to the local cemetery to attend the Memorial Day Observances.

Memorial Day, Wreathes, Tracy, California, Cemetery, Unknow VeteranHowever, I decided I did not want to be in a large crowd, even if it was out in the open.

Memorial Day - Franklin D. Roosevelt quote - Forget in time that men have died to win themI did however, think about those who had given their life for our country.

Battle of Mansfield, Battle of Sabine Crossroads, Civil War, Memorial DayI remembered the brother of one of my ancestors who died in the Civil War.

I also thought of several other family members who had fought in the Civil War with some of them also losing their life in the conflict.

Silas Calvin Ramsey, Civil War, Blacksmith, Iowa Cavalry, Woodland Cemetery, GravestoneI thought of my 3rd Great Grandfather Silas Calvin Ramsey who did not die in the Civil War, but who was discharged for illness. He tried to re-enlist but was denied. He was a Blacksmith in the Iowa Cavalry. After the war he continued to work with horses and mules.

Three-Volley Salute - Veterans Day - Vietnam - Germany - Korea - VFW - DAVI also had memories today of going to cemeteries in Iowa on Memorial Day and hearing the gun salutes.


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