Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day I'm posting some photos from Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent, Ohio. I am starting with a cannon/mortar from WWI that was to honor the service men.This is a small Chapel at the front of the cemetery. The rear of the cemetery is a large rock that was used by the Indians and explorers to cross the Cuyahoga River which was called Standing Rock (you can see the rock here). Captain Brady (if you want to read about Captain Brady)wanted to use the rock to cross the river but the Indians were waiting for him.
This is the Celtic Cross on top of the building.

The top of the door has a Star of David.

This was one of the older tombstones I could find. it is from 1877.

The Veterans deserve to have a day to honor their service. It is a day of remembrance for those who are gone and those who served.

25 comments:

Ms. Hays said...

1877 - YIKES! Great shots & a very nice Veterans Day tribute!

Annie said...

What a lovely post..good on you...cool little chapel there..I love it!

Also like the rest of your blog as I scrolled down...great post of your university..and flowers...

Keep up the good work!

Annie

ps And thanks for your visit to My World!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi fishguy,
what a great photo's of a cemetery esspecially the close-ups. as a matter of fact I was today at the cemetery too, for a friend (thought)

Here's my blog:www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

Greetings & happy day
JoAnn's D Eyes

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love this post, FG!
What a great tribute.
I love to wonder around in old cemeteries.

Leedra said...

A great tribute to the veterans. Nice veterans day post.

SandyCarlson said...

What an amazing place. Grand and humble and therefore humbling. Thanks.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Thank you, on behalf of Josh, for your Veteran's Day sentiments.

Love the pictures!

Blessings,
Lacy

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful Veterans Day tribute. I loved the photographs and the music. Nice post.

Gretchen said...

Great post. We need to honor them every day.

Denise said...

A special post for Veterans Day and lovely photographs. What a beuatiful place that is.

Darla said...

Just beautiful. I really like the Church with the cross on top.

Martha said...

Great shots and great post. I wore my red, white and blue to work today - I wish everyone would have ::sigh::

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Gosh... you have done a very nice post here today... a beautiful tribute. Wonderful photography!

Luke Wiley said...

A great post for today.

TSannie said...

I've documented many veretan's tombstones. Every time I do, I say "thank you " to the occupant.

Lovely tribute.

T and S said...

A very nice tribute on veterans day. The 1877 tombstone was the clincher...Thomas

Sandradb said...

That is indeed interesting story with beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them and thank you for your visit. Bye and greetings from Croatia.
Sandra

The Birdlady said...

That's a very interesting place. Thanks for sharing.

Shellmo said...

bravo - great tribute!

Sara G said...

Great Veterans Day post and beautiful photo's!!
Take care

Jack and Joann said...

Northeaster Ohio has a lot of history like New England and that cemetery was so very interesting. Thanks for posting. I particularly liked the Celtic cross on the church.

don said...

A fine memorial series to commemorate this important date. Fine images.

tipper said...

Beautiful cemetary. Veterans deserve so much more honor than they get. Thank you for this post!!

Sherri Kaye said...

An awesome post! The song was very appropriate too. God Bless our troops and their families.

The Tile Lady said...

Wonderful Veteran's Day post, Fishing Guy! I really loved seeing the cemetery...I love old cemeteries! And that Standing Rock is so fascinating! Wonder why it sits out there with no other large rocks closeby. Really wonderful post!
Marie