As a means of introduction to this Memorial Day commemoration, these are all photos I’ve taken during my travels. The photos of the National Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg were taken during my enlistment in the US Army and a trip I took to Luxembourg while stationed in West Germany six years before the Berlin Wall came down. My one regret is that I never took the opportunity to travel to Berlin to see the Wall.
“Greater love has no man that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13.
A sign commemorating the 4th Infantry Division and its ties to Fort Jackson, SC.
Gen. Patton is interred at the National Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg.
The National Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg. Of the 5,076 interred here, many died in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. Gen. Patton is also buried here.
A lone trumpeter plays “Taps” during a ceremony for the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall and its stop in Death Valley National Park.
The first panel of the Vietnam Wall. This is from the traveling wall and a stop it made in Death Valley National Park in the 1990s.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall on a stop in Death Valley National Park.