Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Watery Wednesday

 
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Today my Watery Wednesday post is a picture of the reflecting pool at Maclay Gardens State Park in Tallahassee. Lake Hall can be seen in the distance. This is a meaningful spot for me because over 30 years ago, I was the matron of honor at my best friend's wedding ceremony held right here in front of the reflecting pool. I also attended the funeral of the son of one of my co-workers in this same spot two years ago. He was a soldier and was killed in Iraq in the service of our country. It was a beautiful military ceremony and I will never forget it. Today is Veteran's Day in the United States, the day we honor all of the military veterans who have served our country so bravely. Please think of them today.

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21 comments:

Tanya said...

What a great post for the day Lois...such sad and happy memories there for you.

B SQUARED said...

A lovely tribute. Thank you.

Hilda said...

A reflecting pool on a day of reflection — very appropriate tribute. The Philippines owes so much to your soldiers. So many of them died here during WWII and we will be forever grateful to them and their families.

eileeninmd said...

A great post for Veterans Day. Your reflecting pool photo is very pretty.

James said...

A wonderful tribute and that is a really nice looking picture.

Tash said...

So beautiful and beautifully said for Veterans Day.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful, it's so clean and the water has a beautiful colour!
Great post and homage!
Léia

Pam said...

Hi Lois,
This is a beautiful place and a wonderful tribute to Veterans Day. It must be so hard for those familys who have lost their loved ones. God bless them one and all.

luna miranda said...

this looks like a quiet place. lovely shot.

Halcyon said...

I like the simplicity of the reflecting pool. What a wonderful spot to get married. Also, thank you for reminding us to remember those who have fallen today.

Jacob said...

Excellent post, Lois. Truly a delightful place and full of memories for you!

Tricia said...

I'm ashamed because I forgot to wish my own dad a Happy Veteran's Day. I will though.

How deep is the pool?

Julie said...

Your Veterans' Day is our Remembrance Day: the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Frank said...

You certainly chose a very special and meaningful photo to post today. And a beautiful pool.

Thanks Lois.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, my dear--I can see why this beautiful place means so much to you. ((hugs))

Fio said...

Oh, I wish I were here just now, in a rainy, cold day.
And today we have in Poland the Independent Day. It's a reason to think about the years of war too...

magiceye said...

a beautiful tribute...

magicpolaroid said...

the reflecting pool is amazing and the pool design is great! good job!

Small City Scenes said...

What different memories the reflecting pool holds for you. It is a beautiful spot. MB

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful post, Lois. I feel bad that I didn't even mention Veterans Day in my blog! My husband was in Desert Storm!

JM said...

Nice perspective, Lois!