Sharing from 914 University Avenue
In Memory of POWs & MIAs
By James Nsien2
I was driving along University Ave near Chevrolet Blvd today, I noticed a beautiful patriotic display which caught my attention. I quickly turned around and headed back in hopes of taking some pictures as I did carry my Canon Power-Shot G7 with me. As I approached the residence where the display was located, I saw a man walking from the front of the house towards the back along his drive-way. I pulled into an empty driveway at the next door and gently honked at him; and he returned to meet with me. I step out of the car, complemented him on his beautiful design work and decorations. He told me that his display was inspired by several of his extended family members who had given their lives to their country – some paid the ultimate sacrifices, some were POW’s / MIA’s, and one was still in active duty. The pride and his exuberant were contagious and very evident. I told him how proud I was and thanked him for taking the time to put such a display together for us to admire. He went on to tell me that a local newspaper did an article on it about two years ago.
I then asked him if it was okay for me take some pictures of his beautiful and patriotic display and he said, “YES, Please do. Invite your friends and family to see it too.” I thanked him again and then proceeded to take the pictures.
I am much honored to share the beautiful display with you now. Enjoy!!!
Happy Independence Day!!!
Originally posted 2009-07-02 23:02:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter