26 May 2012

Silent Saturday: Remembering what Memorial Day is really about.

Grave site of Robert A Carlyle, my first cousin, 2x removed.
All week I've been updating my cover photo on Facebook with military images from my family tree. A reminder of what Memorial Day truly stands for. Here are some of those images, and more.

John H. Lawrence, Jr.
Ohio Cavalry, Civil War.
Two of his brothers served as well.

The USS Coral Sea, on which my father served in the US Navy.

William J. Brown, WWII

William "Bill" Brown and wife, Stella.

Warren Brown, WWI Submariner

Los Angeles National Cemetery.
Warren Brown's final resting place.

Capt. Oscar F. Brown
Mississippi Marine Brigade, Union
Civil War

Their descendants, participating in the annual family Memorial Day
celebration at the Orting Cemetery, Orting, Pierce County, Washington.
This one is from 2008.


  1. What a great memorial day tribute. I loved the pictures.

    My memorial day tribute was to post about my ancestor John Douglas Laurie. He fought for the 10th Connecticut Infantry during the civil war. He died in November from wounds he received on October 13, 1864.

    Regards, Jim
    Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

  2. Thank you, Jim, I appreciate your comments. I'll make sure to read through your post, as well. Memorial Day is always a big one for me, with several generations in the military, and I always enjoy hearing others' stories.
    Thanks for reading! ~Jen


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