Monday, May 26, 2008

The Melvin Monument

Today is Memorial Day in the USA when we remember all the men and women who died serving our country. This monument located at the Federal Building on Alabama Avenue honors Lt. John T. Melvin, the first American Naval officer killed in World War I. Melvin was a Selma native who gave his life when a torpedo from a German submarine hit the U.S. ship Alcedo in November 1917.

5 comments:

Tanya said...

What an awesome memorial!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice post for Memorial (Decoration) Day.

Marie said...

Beautiful homage paid to the soldiers who died during the wars.

Lessie said...

Great choice for Memorial Day. I like the framing of this shot -- looking up at the eagle, the flag in the background. Very nice.

Corey Templeton said...

very cool shot