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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Signs - Signs - Yorktown National Cemetery & A Good Fence

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Yorktown National Cemetery

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Of the 2,204 burials, 1,436 are unknown...

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Read about the Bivouac of the Dead HERE

And then we saw these riders not too far down the road...
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Read more about the Yorktown National Cemetery HERE and I'm linking to Signs, Signs and Good Fences

*Don't forget to come by tomorrow to link up with Willy-Nilly Friday 5! Rules are: there are no rules...mostly ;) Post 5 random thoughts, link up, visit some blogs and have fun and meet new bloggers! The link up will start tonight at midnight...be there or be square!!

And Beth, Willy-Nilly is in the dictionary!
wil·ly-nil·ly
adverb
without direction or planning; haphazardly



38 comments:

  1. love the old rail fencing. thanks for the link on the bivouac of the dead. cannot imagine all those unknown casualties of war.

    i'll try to join in on the willy nilly every so often. i never did random 5 as i don't 'talk' too much on my blog any more, but will try to come up with something in future weeks!

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  2. What an interesting cemetery. Love the wooden fence too, very rustic!

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  3. All those unknown souls, so sad to have your life end that way!

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  4. i love that it is in the dictionary ... that is too cool!! awesome!!

    now back to this post. i always wonder if they will ever find out more about "unknown soilders" ... will the history be finally resolved for their family & friends? i wonder? ( :

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  5. Great old fences. Thanks for the tour!

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  6. I love that rail fence! Isn't it just so sad to think about that number of unknown soldiers? Poor families.

    I will see you for Willy-Nilly Friday 5...I'm happy you are doing this after Nancy stopped. It's a great party!

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  8. This is definitely a must visit for me and my husband. What beautiful fence with such pretty petunias.
    The sign "Please enter with silence and respect" is good to see especially for young people. When Dad and Mom would take flowers to a loved ones grave, we were always told to speak softly and reminded where to walk in a cemetery.
    Fine post.
    betsy

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  9. the gate's beauty and sign and the unknown soldiers touched me right to the middle of my heart.

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  10. Just passed by this way last Sunday afternoon.

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  11. I like words like that: willy nilly, helter skelter, dilly dally, etc. And that split rail fence is beautiful.

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  12. Wonderful post. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful place.

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  13. An intriguing post, an amazing fence, and beautiful pics!

    Poppy

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  14. What a wonderful post.Love the fence.

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  15. A wonderful place and entry!! I like the split rail fence!!

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  16. Very touching post. Wonderful pics.

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  17. Love the courteous sign with the flower basket and the bottom one of the horse riders has a lovely tone to it.

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  18. I saw a lot of fences like this while passing through your area. I've yet to show them on Good Fences. Thank you for visiting my Good Cemetery Fence.

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  19. Incredible...I feel I shouldn't even type anything to keep the silent respect.

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  20. Another fantastic place I would love to visit one day.

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  21. How very, very interesting, Tanya. I'd never read the Bivouac of the Dead (or heard about this cemetery) before. It's a very moving epitaph to the war dead. All the best, Bonny

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  22. This is really interesting. I have never been there.

    Yes, the pictures on my blog were from the Salem duck pond. My boys like to go once a year to watch the ducks :-)

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  23. Love the fence in the last photo! Very nice!

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  24. Nice fence. Seeing the Gettysburg address made my palms sweat. I remember standing up in front of the class to recite it from memory. I think I stuttered my way through, but oh was that scary! I enjoy history and enjoyed this post! Looking forward to some willy-nilly.

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  25. a moment to reflect on the past is always good...

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  26. Wow, so many unknowns in that cemetery! Sad. I love that last shot of the rustic fence.

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  27. How neat to see the riders when you could take a photo. Great shots for good fences!

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  28. This is a great post...good fences...now, I must ck out that Signs link party...I do love signs.

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  29. Fascinating, and great that the events and people are remembered.

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  30. Both places have something to show us.
    It's a fantastic fence on the picture with the field :)

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  31. Beautiful pictures, I love to visit the cemetery!

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  32. What an interesting post; I'd love to visit one day.
    I love the willy-nilly idea. I'll try and do it next week!!!
    XO

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  33. I do love the Sign about entering with Silence and Respect.
    Also loved the fence shot with the riders.
    Oh I'll check out your Friday link too.

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  34. Fabulous signs and fences...a horseback riders! Glad you posted the Yorktown Cemetery. We could all use a good dose of history these days!

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