Once I saw those flags standing straight out due to the strong winds, I knew I had to film. I am always awed by flags standing at attention. And that’s especially true when flags are flying over military graves. These soldiers, Union soldiers, who fought during the American Civil War, deserve this respect.
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The Best Years of Our Lives: Film Recommendation
“Fred, Al and Homer are three World War II veterans facing difficulties as they re-enter civilian life. Fred (Dana Andrews) is a war hero who, unable to compete with more highly skilled workers, has to return to his low-wage soda jerk job. Bank executive Al (Fredric March) gets into trouble for offering favorable loans toContinue reading “The Best Years of Our Lives: Film Recommendation”
Reynolds-McGregor Cemetery in Alburgh, Vermont
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, “[i]t was first used in 1806 and contains 27 graves.” During the filming, I incorrectly stated I thought this was the Reynolds Cemetery. I discovered with some more research that this is the Reynolds-McGregor Cemetery. Both are in Alburgh.
Hyde Log Cabin: In Same Family for ~150 YEARS!!
State Historic Marker Inscription: “This pioneer log cabin was one of the first buildings constructed in this area. Built from cedar logs by Jedediah Hyde, Jr., an engineer and veteran of the Revolutionary War, it was the home of the Hyde family for over 150 years. The cabin has one large room, heated by aContinue reading “Hyde Log Cabin: In Same Family for ~150 YEARS!!”
Hyde Log Cabin Storyboard
From the storyboard: “Jedediah Hyde, Jr. (1761-1824) surveyed the Grand Isle area with his father after the American Revolution. In 1783 he built his cabin near here. Settling in Grand Isle permanently about 1787, he and his wife Betsey raised their ten children in this cabin. It was subsequently owned and occupied by members ofContinue reading “Hyde Log Cabin Storyboard”
The Ski Trooper: 10th Mountain Soldier Statue or The History of the Ski Patrol in the United States
“HOW CHARLES “MINNIE” DOLE CREATED THE NATIONAL SKI PATROL In the winter of 1936, Charles “Minnie” Dole, a veteran and outdoors enthusiast, recognized a problem. On a skiing trip on the Toll Road at Mount Mansfield in Vermont, Dole fell and broke an ankle. His friend and fellow skier, Frank Edson, assisted with his injuryContinue reading “The Ski Trooper: 10th Mountain Soldier Statue or The History of the Ski Patrol in the United States”
Hyde Park Monument (War Memorial)
“There are four items in the vicinity of the Lamoille County Court House in Hyde Park. Two cannon on are either side of the walkway to the front door of the courthouse, and a list of names of the men who served on the front of the town Library across the street. Just to theContinue reading “Hyde Park Monument (War Memorial)”
West New Haven Cemetery: Well Maintained!
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, this cemetery was first used in 1803 and it contains over 300 graves. From New Haven, Vermont government site: “West Cemetery is located on Field Days Road This cemetery is rarely used any more and contains numerous paupers graves from earlier years. The Town now maintains the cemetery.”-https://www.newhavenvt.com/index.asp?SEC=FF76E67E-A17F-4E15-A4D9-3AF9197F1B54&DE=6609ED74-B756-4E44-BCF1-C24D443D4169&Type=B_BASIC
Salisbury Veterans’ Park
The Salisbury Veterans’ Park is a war memorial, which commemorates those who served in American wars and conflicts. The wars span from the Revolutionary War to the “Lebanon/Grenada/Panama Conflicts”. The Park opened in 2007 and is a product of the Salisbury Historical Society.
Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, the actual name of this cemetery is the West Hill Cemetery. First used in 1803, there are 750 graves. The cemetery is sandwiched between Weybridge Road (Route 23) and Quaker Village Road. The entrance is where those two roads converge. From there, it V’s back where the areaContinue reading “Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!”