We honor and pray for all who have served our country with their lives.
We are blessed to have an old family cemetery in the lot adjacent to ours.
It is the family plot for the Stewart clan who once lived on this hill. There are a couple of websites that we’ve found about this family…here
Here’s a photo of the old family homestead, which stood until relatively recently on the opposite side of the cemetery:
Apparently there was a family reunion! I believe the family who first lived there had 10 children!
As we build up our farm, I often wonder what kind of farm the Stewarts once had here over 100 years ago!
Our daughters have a view from their bedroom of the headstones – particularly in the winter when the leaves are off of the trees. Though they are getting used to it, it still sort of creeps them out.
So today, eldest son took some time to go over with the mower and weedwacker to clean things up a bit. The town cemetery committee usually handles this, but there are so many family plots to maintain in North Stonington, that we thought it would be nice to help them out – especially prior to Memorial Day.
He’ll probably have some poison ivy in a couple of days as a memento!
There is at least one war veteran buried in the corner closest to our home. So we took the opportunity to visit the cemetery today as a family to pay our respects to William Stewart, who served in the American Revolution, and to all of our fallen heros.
May God bless those soldiers who have died and all those who serve or have served our country in any way. Thank you.