Archive for May 2010

Poppies Blow Beneath the Crosses Row on Row

May 31, 2010

On Memorial Day, please remember the soldiers and sailors who gave their lives for our country. 

“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow beneath the crosses row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky,

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below. 

We are the Dead.  Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie, in Flanders fields

Take up the quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high. 

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep,

Though poppies grow in Flanders fields.”

by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

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Pittsford Cemetery Tour – Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 10:00 a.m.

May 11, 2010

Pittsford Cemetery Cannon and Flagpole

Pittsford Cemetery Tour – Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 10:00 a.m.

 

As I prepare for my upcoming tour of Pittsford Cemetery in Pittsford, New York, I am constantly amazed at the incredible lives led by the people who lived in our own neighborhoods.  Today, few Pittsford residents know the names of Major Harvey E. Light or John Buckley Bacon.  Yet these men were instrumental in shaping Pittsford into the village it is today.

On this year’s tour, we will once again discuss Harvey Light and John Bacon.  The Ambrose boys will also feature prominently.  Their rich Civil War history is too interesting to forget.  We will speak of some new soldiers as well.  The stories of Henry L. Mueller and his descendants, who fought in the Spanish-American War and World War I, will be told.  You’ll hear of Monroe County, New York’s “most decorated soldier” of World War II, Franklin Clarke Retchless, Jr.

Our tour begins Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pittsford Cemetery, which has two entrances on Washington Road, opposite Golf Avenue.  Please meet at the flagpole.  Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for rain.  I look forward to seeing some old friends, and meeting many new friends!

 


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