Tucked in the woods, by an abandoned rural road, a little old cemetery lies. About fifty weathered gravestones rise from the wildflower and grass-covered ground. Nobody visits the place. After all, the most recent gravestone was placed in the early 1900’s. However, when Memorial Day comes, new flags fly in the graveyard, specifically by the graves of the town’s men who served in various wars. The town remembers a veteran of the War of 1812 but whose name on the headstone has become illegible, Private Enoch Brown who served with the Massachusetts Regiment during the Revolutionary War, and Sewall B. Hagar, a member of the Company D, 2nd Maine Regiment who died at 24 years old at the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, and other nameless soldiers buried in the cemetery.
Beneath ancient trees
Heroism in repose
The wind remembers
Salute to those who serve/d and to those who gave their lives for the country!!