May 25-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: May: May 25-15
Lakeside Cemetery    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jeff Dennis
Mt. Calvary Cemetery    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joy Ziemnick
On the L'Anse waterfront    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donna MacIntosh

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 08:07 am:

We have three photographers for our Memorial Day tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives while serving out country.

The first one comes to us from Jeff Dennis, who was at the Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock, where the phlox is blooming all over the grounds, covering it in florescent pink. Amidst all that color, you see a lone flag and military marker honoring someone who served our country and has passed on. One of the fallen daughters from Calumet is remembered in today’s Day in History

The middle photo was snapped at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden, where the phlox is also growing, just not so lush quite yet. Joy Ziemnick took this photo while there putting hanging baskets on their family plots. This is what she had to say about her photograph: "The flag and the tombstone with the cross made me think of "God and Country" and how we are blessed to live where we do here in America, and more specifically, the Copper Country! We owe our servicemen so much gratitude and respect." I agree!

Donna MacIntosh took the bottom photo on the L'Anse waterfront. The nautical flagpole there, bears our American Flag, a POW-MIA Flag and our Michigan Flag. I thought this shot very fitting for the Memorial Day holiday also, since it includes our POW-MIA's, some of whom have never been brought home for proper burial.

So today, please take some time to remember our fallen military men and women. Fly your American Flag proudly in honor of those that gave their all for our freedom. It's such a simple, yet meaningful way to say thank you for all they have sacrificed.

Happy Memorial Day!

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 07:34 am:

Larry Chabot sent a couple of updates to our Pasty Cameo about Christine Gasvoda. Her wallet portrait and grave-site in Margraten, Netherlands:


Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 08:49 am:

A great big thank you to all who served. God
bless the USA and the men and women who protect

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 09:54 am:

A hearty Salute and gracious Thank You to all Vet's who have served and gave their lives for this great country we call home America!

By Just me (Jaby) on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:02 am:

Beautiful pictures!I just love phlox.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 05:19 pm:

Thanks for the great tribute about what the meaning of Memorial Day really is.

Thank you to the troops who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. If we were granted the ability to see what our country would be like without them we wouldn't recognize it; probably because America would no longer exist. Thank you veterans and thank you to those currently serving.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 05:41 pm:

Very beautiful tributes. (Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends {John 15:13}.)

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 05:44 pm:

BTW, there is a wonderful and touching story about the Dutch people caring for the graves of the WWII veterans buried near Margraten. If you look up: "Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten." you should find it.

By Stewart Keskitalo (Skeskitalo) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 07:33 am:

Lest we forget those who served and gave the
ultimate sacrifice from the Copper Country, those
who I knew personally, Phillip Onkalo from
Houghton Mi; Edward Kolka my neighbor from Grosse
Pte Shores in Dollar Bay and Dale Moilanen, class
valedictorian from the class before me at Dollar
Bay. May they rest in peace and live forever in
God's Heavenly Kingdom.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 09:01 am:

Charlie & Larry,

Wonder if Christine's photo and info has been shared with the people in Margraten? Here's a story about the project:

Netherlands cemetery looking for photos, stories of Michigan soldiers buried there. A Dutch college student is leading an effort to put faces to the more than 10,000 American soldiers who are buried or honored at the only U.S. military cemetery in the Netherlands.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 08:01 pm:

Stewart Keskitalo--I remember Philip Onkalo too. We used to play
together when we were children at my Aunt Agnes and Uncle Paul's
farm. I looked for and found his name on the Vietnam Wall in
Washington, D.C. many years later. I found other names of young
men I had known there too. It broke my heart. That simple
monument is very powerful.

Wonderful Memorial Day tribute. Thank you Mary, Charlie and

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