Monday, May 31, 2010

Still Remembering Their Names

At Riverside National Cemetery, they are still reading the names.  Still remembering the ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Last year for Memorial Day, I wrote about the Roll Call Project at Riverside National Cemetery in California, where an estimated 500 volunteers read the names of all 148,000 veterans buried there.  It took the volunteers more than a week to read each and every name.  Think about that for a minute.

"The names are printed on pages - 2,465 pages, to be exact. Each name representing a life lost and a memory kept alive. They read in shifts in the morning, in the hot sun, in the quiet darkness of night. They read the names so that others will remember."   (from my blog post 5/24/2009)

The volunteers continue the Roll Call Project for a second year by reading the names of the nearly 6,000 soldiers who have died in the past year.

Today, we remember all their names.

copyright 2010, Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy, The Betty and Boo Chronicles) If you are reading this on a blog or website other than The Betty and Boo Chronicles or via a feedreader, this content has been stolen and used without permission.

No comments: