We want to thank everyone who came yesterday to help place flags on the veterans graves in Cades Cove. We also had a special service for Luke Lawson who had been killed in action in 1918 during WWI. It was very moving. Not sure if he had such a service since he was buried in 1921. We had 7 veterans surrounding his grave while we talked about him and then we each placed flags on his grave. Melsa Stowers made a beautiful wreath of Poppies to place on his headstone. Some of these pictures are from Diane Farr. Also Shellie Tona took most of the pictures and recorded the service and other parts of the day. She will post those when she has the time. I am sure she took many. And thank you Shellie so much.
We ended the day with wonderful fellowship and lunch. We then welcomed Marsha Reep and Carlos Reyes to present a Quilt of Valor to Rod Law who was my inspiration for taking care of all the Veterans in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He was sick so Marilyn Childress took it to him later.
Again what an honor to recognize these veterans. Many of these veterans died over 150 years ago, but we still said their name and thanked them for their service to our country.