Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday~~Good and bad

Here are two images that I hope will allow people who review them to learn about our past American Veterans. We must protect their final resting places.

Wade Thomas, (African American)

Pvt., U.S. Army, WWI
Brick Mill Cemetery, Richlands, N.C.
(Cemetery is located on private property & protected)

Edgar Parker (Caucacian)

Pvt., CSA, North Carolina

Half Moon Cemetery, Jacksonville, N.C.

(Headstone deliberatly shattered; same as his wife's marker)

Pvt. Wade Thomas, served his Nation with honor, during a time when he, himself, did not have the oppurtunity to share in all of the Freedoms that he fought to gain for his country.

Pvt. Edgar Parker's headstone, along with his wife's marker were damaged over the decades since they were laid to rest.

The Half Moon Cemetery, where they and other ancesters are buried, was established ca. 1880. Nearly all of the original headstones are missing. Many were broken by man or machine and then carried away to be disposed.

Take a moment during your busy schedual and thank a veteran, past and present, for their service to their Nation.


GySgt., U.S. Marine Corps, ret.

1 comment:

Kathleen Brandt said...

Nice tribute and reminder!