The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan seem so far away, but they aren't as far as I think.
Army Pfc. Jeremiah J. Monroe 31, of Niskayuna, N.Y.; assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Sept. 17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Today, flags are being flown at half-staff here in Schenectady in his memory. This is the flag in Veteran's Park, at the foot of State Street Hill. I rarely put political messages in this blog and I hope this won't be seen as one. There's a web site I visit every day, to remember those lost. It's called Honor The Fallen.
Lest we forget.
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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