(memorial day in our town)
crosses are set up each year in our central park in memory of all those hendersonians who served in the armed forces and have since died. our local american legion has always been in charge of this great undertaking. they have seen to it that all the crosses have been erected and that new names have been added to the crosses each year.
it has always been up to friends and family members to decorate (place flowers, flags, pictures, etc.) at each of the crosses. up until the last few years an elderly couple, herb and jane hoffman, in our community have gone to the park with artificial flowers in tow and have decorated each empty cross so that no veteran's cross would go undecorated... unnoticed.
given that mrs. hoffman died recently, and mr. hoffman is no longer physically able, the legion now sees to it that every cross has at least a small american flag attached.
it is a really quite beautiful, serene sight to behold...
love and God's blessings,