A very busy photograph, but that seems appropriate for Teddy Roosevelt. The real Teddy did visit Waterloo, but by train, on a whistle-stop campaign for Governor.
This small village lost fifty-eight men during the Civil War.
The actual observance of Memorial Day, and commemoration of the fallen, will be on the 30th, as it has been, every year, for 151 years.
I took a picture of an old Chrysler, and didn’t see the reflection of the flags until I got home. This is similar to the one owned by Harry Truman, who would drive with his wife Bess to NYC, to visit their daughter. He drove it himself, with no Secret Service detail.
courtesy of the Truman Library, accession Number: 2004-213 ~ ~ ~ Reminded me of the song by the band “Chicago”– America needs you Harry Truman ~ Harry could you please come home Things are looking bad ~ I know you would be mad ~ To see what kind of men ~ Prevail upon the land you love ~ America’s wondering, how we got here ~ Harry all we get is lies~ We’re gettin’ safer cars ~ Rocket ships to Mars ~ From men who’d sell us out~ To get themselves a piece of power ~ We’d love to hear you speak your mind ~ In plain and simple ways ~ Call a spade a spade~ Like you did back in the day ~ You would play piano ~ Each morning walk a mile ~ Speak of what was going down Each honesty and style ~~ America’s calling Harry Truman ~ Harry you know what to do ~ The world is turnin’ round ~ and losin’ lots of ground Oh Harry is there something we can do to save the land we love ~~~~~ by Robert Lamm