As we pulled into the Catholic cemetery we were amazed by its size. Rolling green hills, massive trees, open spaces, and grave stones of all sizes. After getting lost for a few minutes, we finally found the troop and they were already dividing and conquering. We were here with my son’s Cub Scout troop to honor veterans by placing Old Faithful on their graves.
I recall my many instances in our National cemeteries with this post. Thank you for sharing. <3 I hope the kids get to help with the flags on Memorial Day too, that's where it all began and is extra special.
"A proper remembering involves the imagination and its transportive power."
As someone who goes to historic reenactments and interpretations and reads documents that accompany headstones (there's a genealogy website for that!) I appreciated how Daniel articulated connecting the mass to the cemetery and imagining these real people because I do that ALL the time, and especially in church during the readings I can *see* what's being read and sometimes the feeling of that overwhelms me and it comes out of my eyes.
"not merely to recall that Jesus did something. It’s more akin to the Jewish remembrance of Passover. It is a re-living, not a repeating"-- well said
I liked the differentiation between remembering and recalling. I haven't thought about that distinction prior.