Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013

      There was a beautiful, intimate observance yesterday evening. It was overcast, but the heavens refrained from weeping.

      The attendance was lighter than years past, and we forewent a sound system, so we gathered close ’round to hear Laura’s magnificent, powerful song, and neither did Fred Norman disappoint, with yet another moving reflection on the day, and the hillside (his poem will be posted on our Poetry page).

      Our stalwart State Senator, Mark DeSaulnier was there as well, providing a much-needed counterpoint to the ubiquitous flag-waving glorification of human sacrifice. His remarks were thoughtful and heartfelt, and echoed our desire for a day when the Number ceases to grow.

      Jeff Heaton shared his vision, already being acted upon, of a memorial and visitor center, to continue the legacy of the Crosses when they will no longer grace the hillside. More on that will be added as it develops.

      A thanks and a shout-out to those who participated, and especially to Lynn MacMichael for bringing it all together.

      Peace to all.