These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.
Should you use my pictures and wish to publish them elsewhere, say Ancestry or other similar PAY sites, please,, Post the link to the site here at Find A Grave..
Please remember that even though Ancestry has acquired Findagrave, Ancestry is a pay site, posting pictures there, or similar pay sites, transfers your ownership, like FB. This is mentioned (in very fine print) in all of their disclosures.
Findagrave was built by thousands of volunteers who's time was donated for the benefit of family members and friends,,who in many cases are not able to visit the resting places of their family members. These efforts were always intended to be free of charge and should remain that way,,,,,
"I have a burr under the Saddle on this one" that being pay sites "profiting" from Volunteers work....
In the end, never let yourself become complacent to those who have went before us. Always make time to remember the sacrifices that have been made for us by our Ancestors.
Never forget the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have guarded our Constitution with their lives, some giving all to secure our rights, liberties and freedoms.
Remember the 100's of thousands soldiers who never came home, many who lie in a unmarked graves, never found or a foreign cemetery as that would indeed make those lives,, lost in vein... Reach out,, honor a Veteran.
Allow us not to embrace any politician. aristocrat, celebrity, who in the name of change, forgets or attempts to direct us to think otherwise..
A Nation which forgets its Defenders, will itself be forgotten ..
Paul Babcock Cook Hi Michael, I was wondering if I could use the picture of Paul Babcock Cook headstone on my family tree on ancestry? My father was in World War II. And I have a great for the that have sacrificed so much for everyone.
Beulah McEuen Heston Hi, I was wondering about the memorial you have for Beulah. You show an unspecified burial for her in California. I have found her buried in Rose Hills cemetery in Whittier. I was wondering if you are related and why you have the memorial as non specific?? You can email direct at: email@example.com. Thanks for your time. Sincerely, Claudia Rieger
Earl Bongle # 56652919 Thank you so much for the Marker Photo you posted for Earl Bongle who is buried in Lorraine American Cemetery in France. I really like the way you have the flag in the photo. It is beautiful. JodyB contributor #48680965
Transfer of memorials Hi Michael, Thank you so much for transferring the memorials to me. I am not that familiar with Find A Grave and the information was very helpful. It looks like you have spent quite a bit of time volunteering for a great cause. All the Best, Anne Anderson
Appreciation! Thank you Mike: With your recent contributions to the Utah State Veterans Memorial Park, you are assisting to fulfill "our" goal of placing photographs of headstones on the veterans who served our country. It is individuals like you, like John Webber, like Hawkeye and other, who are taking time to volunteer your expertise, to enhancing each memorial with a flag, a picture, a flower or information on the veterans. Your work is absolutely beautiful; a thousand hurrays! You are helping to build Find A Grave as one of the most reliable genealogy research sites available. Without your contributions, it couldn't happen. Thanks. JW
TSgt Theodore C. Wohlstrom Thank you so much for the picture of Sgt Wohlstrom's grave in France. I think it's important to read the names of servicemen on the memorials on our local town greens and hook them up with their families. Especially the ones buried so far from home.
George Milton Freese Thank you so much for you photo and all the work you do here on Find a Grave! Overseas photos are always very difficult to obtain, and I really appreciate you finding and taking this photo.
George Freese http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56655192