Monday, May 25, 2015

Syracuse Memorial Day Watchfire 2015

Thousands of people gathered at dusk Sunday at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes for an annual watchfire in honor of U.S. soldiers and veterans.
"The Watchfire stems from the military tradition that following a battle or long march, a large fire would be started so those missing or lost could locate and rejoin their comrades," the Central New York Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 103 website said.

"Using that time honored model symbolically," the local chapter wrote on its website, "we use the warmth and light of our Watchfire to guide everyone to join us in reflection of those comrades who have gone before us and made our nation strong through their service and sacrifice."...

Pictures by Raymond Dague  


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