Monday, May 30, 2011

Victory

"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!

23 comments:

  1. I like this post for Decoration Day.

    I did one that is "recollections" of my younger days when it was called, "Decoration Day." Over on spittin' tabacca juice.

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  2. A good shared experience for father and son.

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  3. Hope you have a very special day today :-)

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  4. Memorial Day was first begun to honour the Civil War vets but then it evolved. It's good to take a day to honour all the veterans of all the wars. Great sculpture!

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  5. What a good way to spend the day . . .

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  6. I really like this sculpture! And I like your observation of Memorial Day.

    Just stay away from greasy fried chicken...especially in you stop at a B&N...they hate greasy fingerprints all over their new books! :-)

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  7. Okay, how long is your hair? 40 years?? So who cuts your hair? You must have had a bad experience so long ago...nicked your ear, maybe? :-)

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  8. I never said I didn't have it cut, Jacob. Now that I think about it... closer to 43, really.

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  9. An important day and beautiful homage!This sculpture is wonderful!
    Léia

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  10. Amazing sculpture. I like all of the detail in your shot.

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  11. You're just going to keep me in suspense, aren't you?

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  12. What a beautiful sculpture! You did a good job capturing it. I have had some problems lately photo'ing bronze sculptures. I think it's the bright Texas sun that makes them look washed out.

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  13. A great detail of an interesting and beautiful sculpture.
    My respects for Memorial Day!

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  14. A lovely post for your Memorial day!

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  15. A nice way to spend this Memorial Day.

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  16. I'm glad you keep the family plot up, it's good to see it when people care.

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  17. Nice picture of the sculpture!

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  18. Beautiful photograph, beautiful monument.

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  19. It is a very appropriate post for Memorial Day, Birdman.

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  20. Nice image and even better text. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Well three times the charm. this is my third try at leaving a comment. The others just disappeared. So.....Great picture.
    I went to the cemetary today to my late husband's gravesite. He was a Navy vet of the Korean War. He is buried in the Military part and there was a band playing so it was a good visit. MB WWW.smallcityscenes.blogspot.com

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