Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Where's our veteran?

It was too cold to spend too long checking out the Veteran's Memorial. 31 degrees that day. Brr!

It was really cold that day but we wanted to see if the memorial brick for Calvin Williams had finally been placed. And we found it (thankfully) within about 20 seconds. Calvin was a Buffalo Soldier, was stationed at Fort McKavett (after marching hundreds of miles on foot) and settled in Seguin. He was also the grandfather of "Smokey" Joe Williams, who later was an amazing pitcher in the Negro Leagues. Joe was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. I know all this b/c my husband has done extensive research on the Williams family.

4 comments:

photowannabe said...

Interesting information about the memorial.
I hope the eagle landing on the woman's head didn't ruin her hairdo...

Chuckeroon said...

Tks for your greeting to Richmond upon Thames Daily Photo. Keep looking because in the next day or two I'll be posting a series on restoration of a 300 yr old piece that may interest you.

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Dsole said...

Hi Thiên!
Thank you for stopping by and leave your comment :) I really appreciate.
I have seen your photos, I love the one with the iced traffic lights! It's amazing!! We're not getting enough cold to have this photo here..
greetings from Madrid!!