Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

My family and I spent Memorial Day just down the road from our house at historical Pownalborough Courthouse. We started the morning off with a pancake breakfast and chatted with others from our community. Then we enjoyed a walk along the riverside before the memorial service started.

Two ladies in colonial dresses, the fabrics were quite lovely and their hats sat just so! It was so much fun to see all the reenactors in their lovely outfits!

This Native American Indian reenactor and his wife took some time to answer our questions about the various parts of their outfits. He wasn't as scary as he first seemed. Anyone ever seen and Indian on crutches? :)

Camp set up for the soldier reenactors. Very picturesque!

Revolutionary War soldier reenactors practices their musters. At 11am sharp we followed them as they marched down to the cemetery to honor the veterans buried there and the other veterans who served to keep America free.

Cute little guy laid bouquets at the graves of the veterans buried in this cemetery. We found out later that his name is Jonah and he's the youngest son of one of the "soldiers" who has been participating in the reenactments for many years. His costume was perfect!

The minister read some lovely prayers in the cemetery and the "Indian" sang a version on a Native American burial/mourning song.

Then the "soldiers" marched back down to the flag pole which had been erected by a WWII vet and we honored him and modern day troops for their service to our country. Muskets were fired in honor of our veterans and how clear and lively they rang!

Names of soldiers from Maine who served under Captain White's command in the American Revolutionary War. There were some lovely Biblical names listed, such as Ezekiel and Zachariah.

Soldiers in their mourning stance. I loved this picture! As the minister read the prayers I was surprised at how many hats were removed, heads were bowed, and how many "Amens" followed. It was very moving and I thank the Lord for it and the for the many men and women who have served to protect our country!

What a wonderful day! :)


Regan Family Farm said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Love the reinacting for Memorial Day~what a great way to celebrate and honor our veterans.

Michaela said... neat! :) These pictures remind me of Colonial Williamsburg - one of my favorite places on earth! ;) My family visited there about 4 years ago, and I would do anything to go back, especially now that I'm older and would appreciate it even more. (I'm a HUGE history buff.) B-)

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