“A Night to Honor Heroes”

Medal 6Medal 5Medal 4Medal Photo 3Speed Star 1.1498332  00Medal Photo 1I had a wonderful evening in Gettysburg this past Friday…
I attended the Congressional Medal of Honor Concert at the Pennsylvania Monument, right on the Gettysburg Battlefield.
I sponsored one of the recipient names for the new Granite Memorial in front of the David Wills House; as a thank you, I was invited to this memorable night of music and recognition for our country’s living heroes.
Many attended in person, some came wheeled in wheelchairs. Even heroes cannot win against the battle of old age and disability. But heroes they still are, and we received them as such.
My sponsorship placed the name of John Hawk, veteran of WWII, at the memorial. I have photos of it here.
The President’s Marine Band and the West Point Glee Club provided the entertainment. It couldn’t have been better. Gunnery Sergeants Kevin Bennear and Sara Dell’Omo took us on a tour down Memory Lane, with Big Band standards. The West Point Glee Club offered Civil War songs, so poignant under the glow of the Pennyslvania Monument. “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground” was hauntingly beautiful.
The evening started with a round of WWII Howitzers…..the evening ended with a round of spectacular fireworks above the Hallowed Grounds.
These heroes deserved a place of respect; they deserved a night of gratitude and honor and fun. I am proud to say, Gettysburg fulfilled all.
Shirl Knobloch

About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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One Response to “A Night to Honor Heroes”

  1. sknobloch says:

    Reblogged this on Walking Among the Ghosts of Gettysburg and commented:

    A memorable night to recognize heroes……

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