So the last few times we have taken CJ home, we noticed a new memorial in Laton near the cemetery. (NOT graveyard) I had my camera with me and we decided to stop and see what it is. Of coarse it had the huge lens on it which limited me in angles. Mostly because it was 200 degrees and I couldn't walk far enough away to actually take a total picture. And because a lady stopped by and we ended up in a conversation about the monument.
Anyway, I found out that hundreds of people attended a ceremony on Memorial Day to dedicate the memorial built to honor veterans from Laton, Riverdale, Burrel and the surrounding area. The unique thing is that this memorial honors both living and dead veterans from all wars. There are even some from the Civil war. I was astounded! Not only is it BEAUTIFUL it was quite moving.
I found a story in the Fresno Bee. You can read it here.
The lady told us that the canon actually was fired during the ceremony. I would have loved to see that!
The concrete is inlayed with a lovely pattern of stars!
The names are carved in granite. Interesting enough, they are not in an order.
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