Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008 - Post 24


Today, I accompanied my daughter and her family to the Little Rock National Cemetery, a beautifully kept veterans' cemetery and memorial garden. It it is in this place that my only brother, Edward Wilson Griffith, Captain, United States Army, was laid to his final earthly rest. I wrote about the day of his birth in an earlier post titled "April 10, 1941." I'm not quite ready to write about his death on May 11, 1969, at age 28. There remain too many things to tell that occurred between those two dates.

14 comments:

Hilary said...

Between my computer and yours, there's a hug on its way to you.

Stacey Huston said...

Wonderful tribute.. thanks for having the courage to share.

Countrygirl said...

Very touching......thank you! I will go back and read about his birth.

JeFf & NoVa said...

that means memorial day gives you a long weekend...

i'm sure you are happy now u are back from blogging..

Chrisss said...

I too wish I could reach across the miles that separate us and give you a hug. A very touching post. May your dear brother rest in peace as he continues to live in your hearts.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I answered your questions about the mock orange on my abestown blog. Thanks for the visit.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Nice photo -- it's nice to run into another Arkansan! :)

Suldog said...

Tough to talk about such things, of course. I've been meaning to write about my Father's death for many years now, but have never quite been in the right frame of mind to do so adequately. God bless.

quinttarantino said...

What a magnificent tribute.
Thank you for your visit and yes, people are very kind and friendly!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Pat, I thought I left a comment here earlier. I'm glad your brother is in a beautiful resting spot. But I know you'd much rather have him with you. Nothing can take the place of a sibling we've lost. Sending you a hug.

Max-e said...

When I come across a post like this it always tugs at my heart strings. Wars might be long past, but the memories, the pain and the hurt carries on for those left behind.
I lost family, friends and acquaintances in the Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe bush war and still think about many of them often and ask, "Why?"

Dina said...

So many graves, row on row. I'm sorry your brother had to join them. Thank you for sharing this.
Peace to you from Jerusalem.

"JEANNELLE" said...

Maybe someday you can tell us more about your brother. Heartfelt thoughts go out to you.

Catherine said...

We feel your emotion.
A touching tribute for Memorial Day.