One More Memorial @ Maryhill

Lupines at Maryhill Memorial

Is it just me?  Or are you touched by Memorial’s to our fallen, the ones who went off to fight and die on soils that didn’t have our freedoms and liberties?

Since the Stonehenge Memorial is dedicated to WWI, it seemed appropriate to dedicate a memorial to the wars that have taken place since then to remember the men that have served after the first war.  This memorial is a little walk up a slope behind the stonehenge, and the hillside is covered with lupine and queen anne’s lace blowing in the winds from the Columbia River Gorge.

In the middle of the memorial is this tribute usually seen on the battle fields:

and this POW/MIA wreath stands in the middle.

As men from the surrounding area have continued to march off, serve, and die at wars on foreign soils, they have been added to this new memorial.

I wonder how long before the Iran/Iraq/Afghanistan memorial shows up?

At any rate, War Memorials always deserve a quiet moment of contemplation before we move on with the busy stuff of life.

Gone, but not forgotten.

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