Far Side's Attic and Woodshed

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bunker Hill

Saturday was the changing of the flags at Bunker Hill. Five and a half years ago, Bunker Hill was just a farm yard, on the edge of the prairie. Now it is a destination.. a place to stop and reflect and remember. Howard was in Vietnam, he built Bunker Hill because he could never forget, it was his way of saying "thank you" to those that served beside him, a way of remembering those who came home changed forever, and those whom would never return. All Veterans who served their country are honored on a hillside in the boonies of Minnesota in August. Friends and Neighbors come together to show support for one man with a dream who couldn't forget..who reminds us that we shouldn't forget either.

The flags are changed out, one by one. New ones unfurling in the gentle breeze..to begin their 364 day watch. The flags are lit at night, and you are welcome to just sit a spell and quietly remember anytime what ever the weather.

This is where I found the grenade..hopefully a dud:)


  1. This post really touched my heart. Thank you for sharing the photos and the background behind Bunker Hill. God Bless our Vets.

  2. Very touching.
    Thank you and God Bless to all our Vets.
    Sunny :)

  3. Such determination from one man. That is a very inspirational story and a great tribute to some heroes. It must have been a moving experience.

  4. What a heart-warming story you have shared today. I especially enjoyed the photos.

  5. Wonderful story! Vietnam veterans did not receive the honor they should have, they were doing what the Commander In Chief told them. I am proud to know many veterans and proud to be the daughter of a World War II Veterans.

  6. So well written - Their program was well done and was a very emotional experience for me.

  7. Well written - is it the same weekend each year? And can you visit anytime? -- I've heard of it but had no idea - Howard and his family did a wonderful job - I'm anxious to see it!

  8. Lovely post... but a grenade! Oh my!

  9. That's really nice. It's a community that sticks together (so many of us long for that) and has their priorities straight!

  10. Great Post!

    Copied from my comments about the Rudbeckia.

    Far Side.....hint hint hint....Manuel mode...Wide Open (lowest aperture possible) adjust shutter speed & ISO for light.

    PS...shot with a totally crap lens (12 years old and the cheapest Tamron you can buy) and used camera body.


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