|A Civil War veteran's decorated grave|
The flags tell the story otherwise.
One of my favorite places is the little two-acre Oakwood Cemetery, only four miles east of our house, founded in 1892.
|Two WWII veterans graves|
I went there again today and took a few photos, impressed at all the American flags volunteers have put up on the graves of veterans and others.
At top is the grave of P.G. Bear , a Union Civil War vet, of Company I, 48th Missouri Infantry, organized in 1864 and involved in many battles. There are other graves with flags in the shade of that tree, reminding me of Generals Robert E. Lee and AP Hill's dying words, "Let us cross the river and rest under the shade of the trees."
There are veterans here from WWI, WWII and Korea and more recent, as people are still buried here.
|It was a hard life in Oklahoma Territory.|
There are also lots of infant graves, attesting to the hard life in Oklahoma Territory. Oldest grave I found was of a three- year-old, in 1893.
There are lots of graves here, and lots of flags, and it's a peaceful tribute to the greatness of America, even with traffic heading past to Arcadia Lake on Labor Day, with the flags fluttering in the breeze.
The cemetery site lists all the people buried here: Oakwood.