When traveling around Michigan I visit many towns and cities of all sizes. While I am exploring I will take a quick tour of the cemetery, especially if it has old tombstones. I was in the town of Leonidas and I saw this old cemetery not far from town. In a quiet section near the front of the cemetery stands this simple stone marker that has THOMAS WEST 1808-1883 carved into it. I don’t know his story but I do know an American flag is planted beside his marker and proudly waves in the breeze commemorating his service to our county. It does not matter if a veteran is buried in the largest national cemetery in the county or laid to rest in a simple grave in a remote part of the world their sacrifice deserves to be remembered.
P.S. If you have been following my posts for a while you know I have been posting pics from my archive. This is the time I would normally be posting from my archive even if everything in the world was as life as normal. As I travel throughout the year I take pics of different cemeteries, monuments, and memorials to post near Memorial Day. Just to let you know for the next few days you will be seeing some of my pics I have taken in the past year that I have been waiting to post for this time of year. I guess I am telling you this because I like to keep the subjects of my posts somewhat random but this week they may be somewhat similar just different locations.
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