Sunday, July 01, 2007

Springfield National Cemetery




Due to its proximity to the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Springfield is honored to have a National Cemetery. Included in this cemetery are not only Union soldiers but Confederate soldiers. This is a testament to the ability of this country to come back together when we need too. I hadn't noticed this before I was preparing this post but our Confederate friend above passed away in 1888 a number of years after the Civil War. Yet he was give full honors in our National Cemetery. What a country. Perhaps we will continue to come back together.


7 comments:

Salty Dawg said...

Lovely post.

That war was a terrible time in our young country’s history but it strengthened the bonds that hold us together. I too fear that we are drifting apart. Many folks are not content to be Americans; they prefer to be identified and “Native American”, Afro-American, Latino-American, etc. Until we as a country stop focusing upon that which separates us and instead emphasize that which unites us, we are treading down a dangerous path.

Keep up the Great work!

Heidi said...

This is a nice entry...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I quite enjoy yours and may stop back by again.

Have a great 4th!

Elaine said...

Nice shots, Mike.

Mark said...

I don't know how I missed your blog all week. I have to add you to my RSS reader.

photowannabe said...

Nice post especially with the July Forth holiday coming up. For all its faults its a great country and I wouldn't live any place else. Thanks for the reminders.

photowannabe said...

I just read Salty's comments and I totally agree. His thoughts are right on.

JAM said...

Great photos and words, Mike. National Cemeteries are incredibly humbling places.