The Old Iron Gate of Honor

the Greenlawn Cemetery has many entrances which allows for a peaceful evening stroll or find a family burial plot. There's a myriad of wonderfully manicured paths, ponds, and woods designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.

Photos: CrazyasaCoolFox (click to magnify)
But one gate is kept locked all year with the exception of one day. It's open on Memorial Day to allow a parade to enter the grounds and pay homage to people who gave their lives for their country. After the ceremonies these gates are closed and locked until  the next Memorial Day.

The monument behind the gate is Salem's Civil War memorial. The center photo of the collage is what is inscribed on the back of the monument.

Happy Memorial Day everyone!
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