Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day - Images from Bonaventure Cemetery

by Susanna Ives

As I was visiting friends in Savannah, I received a reminder that I would be blogging on Memorial Day, a day when we honor and remember our brave American soldiers who died in active duty.  Over one million soldiers have lost their lives in U.S. Wars. Our hearts go out to the families of the nearly seven thousand soldiers who perished serving their country in the war on terrorism. 

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day after the Civil War. The war between the states cost almost half a million lives. 

Savannah was part of that terrible conflict. So I decided to head over to the famous Savannah cemetery Bonaventure located on a bluff beside the Wilmington River and take some pictures. Below are images from the American Legion and Spanish American War veterans sections of the cemetery, as well as some veterans of the Civil War and images of the beautiful monuments.  

American Legion Field

American Legion Field

Spanish -American War Veterans

Spanish-American War Veterans

Civil War Veteran


  1. ose are just lovely, Susanna. We have an historic cemetery in Houston, and I need to visit it at some point. I would love to go to Savannah one day.

  2. Beautiful but sad reminders that conflicts persist. Thanks for sharing.