May 25-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: May: May 25-09
VFW/AMVETS Memorial    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mary Drew
Flags flying in honor    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mary Drew
A place to sit and rest    ...scroll down to share comments
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In Memory of...    ...scroll down to share comments
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Veterans Memorial Highway    ...scroll down to share comments
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 08:20 am:

Memorial Day was formerly known as Decoration Day and is a National Holiday set aside to honor veterans who have died serving our country. Here in the U.S. it's a tradition to decorate their graves with flags and flowers and we do so for other loved ones we've lost, at the same time.

The VFW Post and AMVETS in Covington, along with DesRochers Brothers, Inc., have erected a beautiful memorial to our Veterans adjacent to Veterans Memorial Highway. On our way by there recently, we decided to stop and take a closer look, since most of the time we just drive right by. The next time you're headed through Covington, I recommend a pause there, you can sit on the black marble bench and think about some of the Vets that have touched your life. It's something that everyone should do on more than just one day each year.

Happy Memorial Day!

Ernie Kuusisto (Ernie) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 08:27 am:

Good morning, if it wasn't for our veterans we would not have the freedom we all enjoy today. I believe we have the best country in the world.

By J T (Jtinchicago) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 08:49 am:

Which highway is called the Veterans Highway? US-141 or State Highway M-28.


By BruceGroeneveld (Bjg) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 08:52 am:

Honoring all veterans. Thank-you for your service for our country ! My grandpa Carl Hanzi served in WW1 and was a proud veteran.He belonged to the VFW post1292 in Houghton.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 09:48 am:

Happy Memorial Day to all.

BruceGroeneveld(Big)- Hello from Park St.
You lived 2 doors from my family. I remember Carl & Lillian. Very nice people, my dad and Carl would always get together and share thoughts on what kind of car they had just bought. Enjoyed a few suds together at the B&B
also. Bye, take care.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 10:20 am:

Happy Memorial Day everybody!

Remembering all the veterans today, and especially my dad!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:48 am:

My 2 brothers and my dad. They are all in heaven now.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 01:38 pm:

These photos are a beautiful tribute to those who served the U.S., and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. And I want to remember my Dad and 2 Uncles, today, my Dad and 1 uncle having served in the Army, and the other Uncle who served in the Navy, all during W.W.II.
(Is that a Coast Guard Flag I see in 1 of those photos?)

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 01:54 pm:

Thank all of our veterans for the freedom that we all have today.------ In Flanders Field by John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place;and in the sky The larks, still bravely sing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below We are the Dead , Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders fields.------- Take up your quarrel with the foe To you from falling hand we throw The torch, be yours to hold it high If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields.

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 04:09 pm:

J T (Jtinchicago)

At the Ishpeming–Negaunee city line, M-28 changes memorial highway designations. From the western terminus to this point, M-28 is called the "Veterans Memorial Highway", but it becomes the "D. J. Jacobetti Memorial Highway" to honor the longest-serving member of the Michigan Legislature.The Jacobetti Highway designation ends at the eastern M-123 junction in Chippewa County.

By J T (Jtinchicago) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 07:02 pm:

Helen in the U.P.!

Thank you.

I did not know that M-28 had any designation other than M-28.


By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 09:47 pm:

My three cousins, Franklin Du Long, died in VN, Ken Baird who suffered and died from having served in VN. And Ransom Cundy a proud Marine.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 04:39 am:


I have an older cousin named Ken Baird, also. He was in the Air Force.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 08:57 am:

My cousin Ken was in the Army as a lifer. He was from Hazel Park Michigan.

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