Monday, May 29, 2006


Today is Memorial Day, a great day for grilling, swimming and driving. The holiday began as a day to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers and was originally known as Decoration Day.

My wife and kids drove home today after a weekend spent with family in Northern Virginia. As they approached an exit for Culpeper, they called to ask me how to get to the Culpeper National Cemetery. I have three family members buried there, one of whom is my father. A few months before his death, he buried a relative of his mother's in Culpeper. I remember him being impressed by the history behind that Union cemetery in the South.

To help us remember the true meaning of Memorial Day, I'll share a few photos my daughter took this morning. My favorite is the one with the wall.

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Anonymous Sarah Newman said...

Hi Frank!

Thanks for the pictures of the Culpeper National Cemetery.

I went on Saturday and visited Mountain Home National Cemetery. It was a very moving experience. I didn't have friends or family buried there, but we wanted to go pay our respects. I wished more people would have been there. We just walked and looked at the different grave sites.

The cemeteries looked very similiar. If you ever get a chance, you should go visit it.

I listen to you all every morning. I have an hour drive to work from 8-9. You all seem to make me smile listening to you. I have told everyone I know to listen to your morning show. I think it's the greatest.


Blogger Frank Strovel III said...

Great pics, Frank.

I've never visited the cemetery. Unfortunately, my only experience in Culpepper involves the McDonald's just off that exit on I-81 as I'm on my way to/from Maryland.

However, I have visited Natural Bridge, Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive several times.

Virginia is cool.

Anonymous Pam Mc said...

Thanks for the great pics, your daughter did very well. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day and if they had the chance to hug a Veteran or someone in the service.


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