OFR/MA 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Run…

 

…There are 40 new fotos in the new foto album: 11-11-’11 Veteran’s Day Run. As the OFR/MA contingent rode into the Bourne National Cemetery this Veteran’s Day it was immediately effident something was different than last year’s Veteran’s Day. An American Flag had been erected on every grave in the cemetery. This was not done last year and I can only speculate the reason it was done this year was because the date was 11-11-’11. This can only happen once a millenium. This must of taken days to accomplish this. Since there are no crosses on the graves one doesn’t grasp how many men and women are actually buried here. The flags tell the story. I got misty eyed as we rode around. The flags were truly awe-inspiring…

Further investigation and an e-mail from Mike P., I now know why there were flags on all the graves this year. For further info Click Here.

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2 Responses to OFR/MA 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Run…

  1. The Chaplain says:

    Ginny and I took a ride to see the flags at Camp Edwards today. They already had them taken down. Bummer…
    FYI The flags placed on the grave sites at Borne National Cemetary number 57,000. It takes one and a half hrs. to put them up, and one and a half hrs. to take them down. This was the first time the individual graves had flags placed on them. This is going to continue, on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. They are looking for help doing this. Might be somthing to keep in mind for the future…

    • "CC" says:

      …actually it is a little over 54,000 flags…the guy who acquired the flags, raised the money to purchase them, and fought to be able to place them on the graves purchased 56,000 flags… we have been discussing already about volunteering next year to help put them up…thanx ACF

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