Yesterday, Memorial Day Monday, I attended the ground breaking for the new Sunset Beach Park. The park is located adjacent to where the Old Sunset Beach Bridge stood. There was a crowd of a few hundred people, many of who were dressed in their uniforms from their days in armed forces.
The Memorial Day ground breaking ceremony included a beautifully sung National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a dedication of a wreath on the Veteran’s Memorial by the Boy Scouts. They also asked all the men and women who had served in the armed forces to stand and state their rank and military branch. Here are a few photos from the event:
My Friend from St. Louis, Sheree Nielsen, (You may remember her from this earlier blog post) just won the first place award from the Warriors Anthology Competition for a wonderful photo she took while she was visiting Sunset Beach earlier this year. The photo is called “Dear Kindred Spirit” and it captures her husband, an Air Force Veteran writing his thoughts and prayers for the veterans of the armed services in one of the journals provided by the Kindred Spirit. The shot features the American flag flying high in the background adjacent to the mailbox.
I wanted to congratulate Sheree on an excellent photo and take the opportunity to share it with all of you, and encourage you to take a look at her blog. She writes ‘Sheree’s Warm Fuzzie’s’, a blog that explores new places, the beauty in everyday life, and things that will make you smile–certainly something we could all use once in a while.
“Dear Kindred Spirit” by Sheree Nielsen