Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

There are so many expansive freeway changes as I drove through Las Vegas, I was overwhelmed.  Las Vegas is close enough that it can be a weekend driving trip from where I live but on this trip, I just traveled through because one of my stops was to visit the Veterans Memorial Cemetery close to Boulder City where my father is buried. He was a veteran from WWII although he was lucky to have not served overseas.

I was amazed at the thousands of new stones that had accumulated in 10 years and yet, I should not have been since our young service people are being killed every day.



This bronze statue was a special tribute to US Army Special Forces.


Last month I read a book about the women pilots during WWII and was impressed with this tribute to them.

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18 comments:

Marleen said...

Very impressive.

Mersad said...

Really makes you wonder about the effects of war and human lives . Great memorial which you captured beautifully.

NanaDiana said...

How touching! We will never know just how many lives are affected by the loss of life and limb by our service people. We only see it from a distance. o Diana

orvokki said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.
Hugs

Łucja-Maria said...

Thank you for the wonderful post ... ♥ ♥ ♥
I admire. There is very beautiful.
Greetings from far away Polish.
Lucia ♥ ♥ ♥

EG CameraGirl said...

This is the first I've heard that there were women Airforce Service Pilots during the Second World War. I had no idea!

Poppy said...

Hi Ruth,

Appreciated this post for its touching personal tribute to your father and for all the brave young men and women who risk and devote their lives to the safety, security and freedom of their nation!

Thanks for sharing.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Poppy

Viera said...

A wonderful heart touching words,and a beautiful photos... Thanks for sharing it with us...

Happy Valentine's day!

NatureFootstep said...

the polished stones gives a nice reflection. :)

Andrea said...

There are some beautiful reflections in these photos, both actual and thoughtful. We should take the time every day to thank these young men and women who have given their lives for our freedoms ... where would we be without them.

Andra @ From the Sol

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Cemeteries certainly make you think, which is why I like to visit them every opportunity I get. Thanks for these lovely shots.

Evening Shadows

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Cemeteries do indeed give reason to reflect and think about the lives that have since passed. And, it is heartbreaking that war exists, but it seems to be something that is a part of our existence-as difficult as it is to comprehend and accept.

Cathy Keller said...

Memorable post! Thank you! Cathy

My Little Home and Garden said...

It would be a quiet time of contemplation while visiting such a place, remembering your father and the others, men and women, who served your country.

Karen

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Some nice tribute memorials, and in particular one to acknowledge the women from the war.

Cindy said...

These are nice tributes and memorials, I'm a little impressed myself to see this acknowlegment however shouldn't be in todays day, what am I thinking, we have come such a long way. Where has 10 years gone by so fast and how do you find it again?

Pondside said...

There's nothing like a visit to such a sacred place to remind us of the cost of war.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Thank you for taking me to the cemetery. I didn't know that we had women pilots during WWII.

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