Another year has passed and the Winner veterans and supporters have taken out the flags that represent every soldier buried in the Winner Cemetery. The photo below was taken this afternoon. A light mist had started and stopped. Veterans were hurrying to get the flags down before the rain. I shot a few photos. The weather was starting to look a bit ominous.
Before I got this posted here, the rain poured down. I hope they got the flags folded in time. My father-in-law is buried here. His flag flies on Memorial Day. One of my hired men and a faithful friend was a veteran. His flag flies here on Memorial Day. He was in the infantry in battles in North Africa, Italy, and France. He never told any stories, but he had kind of a weak stomach and said he had heaved his way across Italy. The stench of decaying bodies got to him.
We owe every man and woman whose flag flies here a debt of gratitude.
***Stay tuned and remember.---- Doug Wiken