Each year around major holidays honoring our country's servicemen and women, about a hundred (or more) small American flags surround a monument dedicated to the members of the armed services who are buried in this cemetery. It's a beautiful sight, but before now one that I've only admired as I drove right by.
On Memorial Day, I walked over to take some pictures. Well I got about halfway there and realized that some kind of ceremony was going on. There was music playing and police cars, a firetruck, and motorcycles everywhere. We watched from a distance for a while and then turned around and made our way to the park instead. I'd wait to take pictures when I wouldn't be in the way.
Today I got my chance. On our way to the library, I noticed the flags were still up. The sun was shining, and this part of the cemetery was deserted. So I pulled the van over and pulled out the camera. I absolutely love that I can do that! I only snapped a few shots because the kids were eager to get to the library, but the next time they flags go up, I'll probably stop and snap some more!