In Memoriam in Siouxland, Pender, NE

4 Jul
A veteran’s memorial park in Pender, NE Monday, May 24, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

A I have driven about Siouxland over the last few years I come across many small communities with tributes to those who have served in the armed forces. The small parks vary in what is presented and the community, it’s size and prosperity. There is no getting around costs involved. Pender, NE has a very nice veteran’s park that pays tribute to those from the area who served.

A veteran’s memorial park in Pender, NE Monday, May 24, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)
A veteran’s memorial park in Pender, NE Monday, May 24, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

But the one thing all communities share is that their tributes are sincere, respect to those who have fallen or retired and the sacrifice made for the rest of the folk who enjoy the freedoms we all take for granted, everyone. We are all human and wrapped up in busy lives working to get by, to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor or, hopefully, working to make the world a better place.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A veteran’s memorial park in Pender, NE Monday, May 24, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)
A veteran’s memorial park in Pender, NE Monday, May 24, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)
A veteran’s memorial park in Pender, NE Monday, May 24, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)
A veteran’s memorial park in Pender, NE Monday, May 24, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: