Sunday, June 13, 2021
Abundant Sunshine, Temperature 84 Degrees
NC Veterans Park
We awoke to an absolutely beautiful day. The kind of day that is not meant to be spent indoors. Indeed, we were not going to. We discovered two intriguing sites in Fayetteville that we just had to investigate. I’ll share one with you tonight and the other tomorrow night.
First things first, virtual morning worship with our home congregation, The Colts Neck Reformed Church. Unfortunately, some gremlins crept into the transmission and so the worship service ended up being in two parts. However, we were able eventually to see both parts, hence the whole worship service.
Worship over, it was time to go sightseeing.
This was our first stop today. In 2008 the North Carolina Legislature approved a bill for the construction of the park. The North Carolina Veterans Park held their ribbon cutting ceremony July 4, 2011. This ceremony was to officially open the park and to commemorate veterans from all branches of service.
I have been to many Veteran’s Parks as I’ve traveled this great country of ours and I can only think of one other that can match this one for its beauty and grandeur.
From The Soils Of North Carolina You Left Your Families And Homes With Purpose To Serve Your Country…The People Of North Carolina Honor Your Service And Welcome You Home
Oath of Service Wall
Pride and Purpose Tower. It is a steel and granite tower rising from a pool of water. It symbolizes the service members readiness to defend at all times.
We Shall Go Forth And Be Ready To Sacrifice Our Lives and Fortunes To Secure Her Freedom and Safety
There was also a Visitor’s Center which was supposed to be opened today. Guess what? It wasn’t just locked and shuttered, it had a heavy steel chain and lock through the door handles! That sure says closed to me! And maybe that’s why they did it, they wanted to make sure everyone got the message that it was closed.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Veterans Park. What an honor it was to walk and remember all those that have given so much for our country and the freedoms we enjoy today. Such a shame that there are so many today in so many places who want to tear it all down. My heart cries inside of me whenever I think of it.
That was in part our day on The Road of Retirement. We also visited a another museum, all 59,000 sq. ft. of it but more about that tomorrow. All in all it was an absolutely wonderful day that God blessed us with. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it we are two of the most blessed and fortunate people on the face of the earth.
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Remember, take time to stop and smell the roses and live each day that God gives you to the fullest.
These are the voyages of Elvira and her two intrepid travelers. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.
See you on down the road!