Monday, May 27, 2013

Honoring our War Dead

On Memorial Day, Americans honor those who died in service to their country.
 This monument at Old Live Oak Cemetery lists several from Selma
 in various branches of the military, including Navy Lt. John T. Melvin,
 who was the first American officer to die in World War I. He was aboard 
 the patrol boat Alcedo when it was sunk by a German submarine.

5 comments:

Kate said...

I am happy that you and others will be acknowledging this day, an important one for our nation.

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is nice to be remembered.

Nicki said...

Time to honor and remember.

Meghan said...

Nice bit of history for today.

Madge Bloom said...

Thank you for remembering to honor Veterans this Memorial Day...