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Friday, May 25, 2012

Home of the free ~ Because of the Brave

Rochester has a beautiful Veterans Memorial 
I thought it befitting to visit today...
the beginning of Memorial Day weekend.

A veteran stands before a group of onlookers, telling stories of the war

The Memorial Wall
honors over 2,000 service men and women form Southeast Minnesota
 who gave their lives in service to their country.

The Walk of Remembrance
is made up of about 6,000 pavers honoring US Veterans and our Allies for their service.


 the circular walls have majestic scenes etched into the granite

Remembering the medics and nurses 

God Bless the USA 
"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men/women who died, who gave that right to me. And I'll proudly stand up next to you and defend her still today, 'cuz there ain't no doubt I love this land, god bless the USA." ~ Lee Greenwood


  1. It is a beautiful memorial! I always enjoy walking around it.

  2. I didn't know Rochester had a memorial. Wow, that is very beautiful! I hope you are having a nice weekend.

  3. What an absolutely stunning memorial. Wow. And your last photo of the American flag...beautiful.

  4. It's all so pretty :)