Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Memorial Day in Sharpsburg

Saturday will find me in my favorite small town in America - Sharpsburg Maryland, to participate in one of the oldest traditional observances of Memorial Day in the United States.

I took these photos last year, and I hope to coax you out to join us, not just for the food and parade, but also the ceremony at the National Cemetery, the final resting place for all the Union dead of the 1862 Maryland campaign. I hope to see you there.

Two veterans reflect upon the day:

Friends greet friends from all across the valley:

All the seats are good for the parade:

Local color:

Shades of 1862:

Keeping the meaning of this holiday:

There is no better place to celebrate Memorial Day than Sharpsburg Maryland. This tradition has continued for 141 years. Come join us in remembrance and celebration, just South of Antietam National Battlefield.



Anonymous said...

Wish I could be there ...


Mannie Gentile said...


I'll have a hot dog in your honor.


Rebecca said...

I wish I could be there too. Sounds like a great way to spend Memorial Day! But unfortunately I live on the other side of the country...