Shotwell Park, Skaneateles New York, Veterans Day

November 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

Grateful to be able to vote today. Thankful for those who fought to preserve that right.

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I was driving along Route 20 last Thursday and stopped in Skaneateles to observe a beautiful display of American flags in the park, by the lake. It was an unusually sunny day, as I wandered through taking pictures, I thought about my Dad and the role he played in serving his country.

Veteran's Day Display, Skaneateles New York

Veteran's Day Display

Veteran's Day Display, Skaneateles New York

This was what I found in the newspaper:

“This Veterans Day, more than 125 American flags decorated Shotwell Memorial Park in the village of Skaneateles. The Skaneateles High School girls’ lacrosse team sold the flags for $30 each and put them in the park in honor of or in memory of a veteran of the buyers’ choice.”

My Dad grew up in Skaneateles, New York, and is a veteran of WWII. Here is an excerpt from his autobiography on his Army experience:

Skanealteles War Memorial

“When you are drafted in to the armed services, you start at the bottom. It…

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