Human Flower Project

Memorial Day, 2010



Concord Hymn

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
 

Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,

Here once the embattled farmers stood,


And fired the shot heard round the world.



The foe long since in silence slept;


Alike the conqueror silent sleeps,
 

And Time the ruined bridge has swept
 

Down the dark stream that seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,


We place with joy a votive stone,


That memory may their deeds redeem,


When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

O Thou who made those heroes dare


To die, and leave their children free,
—
Bid Time and Nature gently spare


The shaft we raise to them and Thee.


- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1837 -

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U.S. soldiers prayed together at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday,

in observance of Memorial Day.

Photo: Associated Press

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U.S. Vice Admiral Harry Harris laid a wreath at the American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, Sunday, May 30.

Photo: Reuters

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At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., visitors gathered Sunday

May 30, bringing floral tributes and flags.

Photo: Associated Press

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Justin Casillas, age 19, was killed July 4, 2009 in Afghanistan. His funeral took place

July 16 in Woodland, California.

Photo:  Bryan Patrick, for Sacramento Bee



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My eyes prickled when I read the caption for the last image.

Posted by Georgia on 06/01 at 08:03 PM
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