The first picture and the last picture are taken at the beach in Santa Barbara right next to the pier.
There is a veterans group that started putting a cross and candle for every death in Iraq and Afghanistan .
The amazing thing is that they only do it on the weekends. They put up this graveyard and take it down every weekend. Guys sleep in the sand next to it and keep watch over it at night so nobody messes with it.
Every cross has the name, rank and D.O.B. and D.O.D. on it.
Very moving, very powerful??? so many young volunteers. So many 30 to 40 year olds as well.
Monday Update: a follower of TLR has informed us of the ACLU claim not being true, so we stand corrected and thank them for the information.
"The beach memorials are erected every Sunday at Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica, California. However, the claims in the message about supposed lawsuits filed by the ACLU are untrue"
Submitted by: The Silent Friends of TLR.