Honoring those who sacrificed

The Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Dublin.
The Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Dublin on November 11, 2015.

On each Veterans Day, I try to visit a final resting place of those who served their country.

Over the years, I have been at Arlington National Cemetery, Pearl Harbor, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France, Gettysburg and many other hallowed grounds on Veterans Day.

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, I turned my Harley into Soutwestern Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, one of the newest locations in the nation to honor our vets.

Quiet on this Veterans Day.  A couple of teenagers taking a wreath to the headstone of a grandfather.  The lady at the information building said the cemetery opened in 2011 and maps show areas where it will expand as needed to honor those who will be buried there in the future.

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services operates three such cemeteries in the Old Dominion:  Dublin, Suffolk and Amelia.  Others exist around the country.

Had a time of peace at the site, remembering friends and family who had served their country.

Peace to them all and may we one day have peace in the world that will not require them to sacrifice so much.

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