Thursday, June 3, 2010

Students, veterans team up to place Memorial Day flags


My husband and I went to Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio to visit the final resting place of our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, a niece, a nephew and one of our granddaughters. It is a beautiful cemetary....lush grass, beautiful trees and peaceful quiet. When I was young, the pond in the middle of the park had graceful swans swimming about through the warm summers. While we were there this Memorial Day Weekend, I was awed by the rows upon rows of American Flags throughout acres of gravestones and markers. I thought that VFW Posts had veterans placing the flags at the graves of the military, but then I saw this video from a local TV station. The students they talked about are from the high school that my husband, my children and I had attended many years ago. Whitmer High School is in Toledo, Ohio, not Sylvania. We are very proud of the social studies department and the students , who honored our military. They are wonderful representatives of the youngest generatiion. God Bless them.



Students, veterans team up to place Memorial Day flags: "Whitmer High School teamed up with the American Legion Post 587 to place American flags at Toledo Memorial Cemetary."

11 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

I am sorry for all these stupid comments that have been left...I too had them and have had to change my setting to block them....anyhow, thanks for such an encouraging post.

Granny Annie said...

Our grandchildren are very patriotic and I am quite certain this younger generation is deserving of becoming the next greatest generation.

What is Changes talking about in her comment? Did I miss something?

Carine said...

we both must have. better to "trash" the naysayers.

Kacey said...

Thanks to my old friends for coming over. I really appreciate you. The thing that is happening to me is a sting of comments by a writer in Chinese for the last couple of months. I can't read Chinese, so I have to assume it is not good or proper in a family blog. I don't know what fun it is for this person to bug a little old lady's blog. He doesn't show up on my Site Meter, so I figure this person is really savvy with the computer and is trying to do harm and fly under my Internet protection. I have a question for this person, "Why do you want to hurt someone you don't even know?" I will have to close my blog, if it keeps up and it makes me very sad. In the meanwhile, I will come over to your places and give you the name of my other site. This has kept me from writing and perhaps a change will be better for me.

Granny Annie said...

Kacey, many of us are receiving Asian comments and I have found that some are Japanese and some are Chinese. A few I have translated in igoogle and found them harmless while others have been advertising some kind of sex sites. You and I both as well as others have word verification on our blog so these persons have to be taking time to make that comment. I do not understand why they will not post their comments in English.

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Sarge Charlie said...

your comment made me smile, thanks

曉薇 said...

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Molly said...

I don't know why your recent posts never showed up on my dashboard, Kacey! I thought you'd gone into hiding!I see proof every day that young people have their hearts in the right place. But we have so many disgruntled, grumpy old folks here who delight in kid-bashing that only the bad stuff makes the news! [I know there are lovely older people around too, they just don't make as much noise as the grumps!]

JF said...

Whitmer was in Sylvania/Trilby, Ohio! That is, until it was annexed many years later into the City of Toledo. I attended in 1951-55 when it was in Sylvania/Trilby. It was the only high school in Washington Township. All Washington Township kids went there. JF Schultz

Kacey said...

Gee, I wish I had sen JF's comment sooner.....it was buried by some mysterious process know only to blogspot and I just found it. When this was written and the flags were placed by the students, Whitmer was and is a school of the Toledo area. When you went to school, Whitmer was in the old Jefferson building and definitely a part of Washington Local Schools. If you were there from 1951 to 1955, then we were there together. I graduated in 1954 and my husband in 1950. It was never part of Sylvania Schools...Sylvania was the old Burnham High School and now they have Sylvania Northview and Southview. Whitmer had only six grammar schools (Wernert, Trilby, Hopewell, Westwood, Shoreland and Horace Mann) most are long gone, now. The GNC had only six schools in the league, (Whitmer, Sylvania, Perrysburg, Maumee, Rossford and Clay). Recently, Whitmer has opted out of the City League for sports and is now forming a new, bigger league with Clay and other big schools from other cities. It's awful to get this old and still remember all the stuff about high school! Schultz must be a married name, because I just looked up "The Oracle" for 1955 and there was no JF Schultz in it.