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141th Annual Memorial Day Observance, Maple Grove Cemetery Granville, Ohio
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This panorama is of the 141th annual Memorial Day Observance held at Maple Grove Cemetery Granville, Ohio.  Memorial Day is a time to greave the loss of family and friends, yet celebrate the start of summer.  For my family, we begin the day at the corner of the four churches in town, to join the parade march to the burial ground of our ancestors.  Once at the cemetery, we stand at the same spot every year, while our kids play under the grand old maple tree.  My wife and I hold back our tears during the ceremony, with the cold realization that one day our children will be the ones sadden, probably standing on this same hallowed ground.

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Uploaded: 27/05/2009
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