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Red, white and blue!

Posted Sunday, July 3, 2011, at 9:24 AM

The granite sign on the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery refers to the "Home of the Veterans' Avenue of Flags": "Gratefully Remembered: Flags displayed three times per year on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veteran's Day."
July 3, 2011

This weekend the nation is decorated in red, white, and blue. On our trip to Marquand for the grand opening of a new winery and restaurant, we passed through the rolling hills of Bollinger County to Marble Hill and were awed by the flag display at the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery!

We had to turn around and go back, so I could attempt to take some photos. The entire cemetery is lined with flags, and it's impossible to do it justice--at least with my Canon Power Shot A630. I've chosen the shot that my daughter and I felt was best.

Happy Independence Day from the hills of north Stoddard and South Bollinger Counties!

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A similar even takes place at North County Park outside Cape. Very impressive:


I hope the flags in Bloomfield have been replaced:


-- Posted by ksteinhoff on Sun, Jul 3, 2011, at 10:32 AM

Wow, the blog attracted Ken Steinhoff! I'm impressed!

The piece on the Confederate Cemetery is wonderful, Ken! Thanks for posting it!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Jul 3, 2011, at 9:42 PM

Nothing is more beautiful than the Missouri Veterans Cementary in Bloomfield. I love it when all of the flags are flying.

-- Posted by vb fan on Wed, Jul 6, 2011, at 4:34 PM

vb fan, One thing that has impressed me about Stoddard County is our patriotism. When it comes to celebrating or observing National holidays and memorials, we put all our political and religious differences behind us and show America what we really are: Americans!

-- Posted by swift on Sat, Jul 9, 2011, at 11:36 AM

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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at advancensc@sbcglobal.net.
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