"Portland: For Her Sons Who Died For The Union"
At Monument Square in the heart of the city, you'll find Our Lady of Victories monument. Modeled after Minerva, goddess of war and wisdom, the 'lady' overlooking the city was designed by sculptor Franklin Simmons. There are two bronze casting on her base. One depicts sailors, while this one shows Civil War soldiers.
Today, J- and I will head off to St. Hyacinth's Cemetery and ready the family site for the summer with some new geraniums. On a little rise, it's a soothing, contemplative plot of land. My uncle Leonard and Dad, two veterans of WWII, are buried along side the rest of the family here. Enjoy your Memorial Day!