Memorial Day - 2013
Memorial Day is the traditional day of remembrance for the men and women who died while serving the United States Armed Forces. This United States Federal Holiday occurs every year on the final Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who fell during the Civil War.
Pause to remember this weekend, and give thanks.
Hummingbirds and Mockingbirds are busy
The crop dusting airplanes were out today spraying wheat fields. Presumably for protection from insect damage.
Gun from USS Missouri relocated (BB-63)
Near the southern end of the Delmarva Peninsula lies the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge at the site which was previously Cape Charles Air Force Base. The USAF ended operations at the base in 1981 when the Naval Air Station Joint Su...rveillance System at Oceana, Virginia, was established.
In April of this year, one of the 16” gun barrels from the USS Missouri (BB-63) was set in place in a bunker at the Eastern Shore National Refuge, at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Two other of the 9 guns from the USS Missouri are to be moved to Delaware and Arizona for display. The Missouri was decommissioned in 1992 and the ship is located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as a museum ship. The USS Missouri was the ship which the Japanese boarded to surrender, ending World War II. The Missouri saw duty in World War II, the Korean War, and Persian Gulf, earning 11 battle stars.See More
Great look-a-like in Virginia
This is the municipal water tank for Cape Charles, Virginia that has been transformed to look like a light house. The design has won awards for this Chesapeake Bay waterfront town.