|Kings Mountain memorial, SC|
It’s always heartwarming to me to walk through an old cemetery and see memorial flags decorating the graves of those who were known veterans ... sobering to look at photographs of the oldest living veterans of the Revolution, and to wonder what their stories were.
|Confederate graves, Strawberry Chapel, SC|
As the wife, daughter, and sister of veterans, I’m keenly aware of the sacrifice. In awe of those who went weeks, months, and often years without word of their loved ones who went off to fight. Fascinated by the courage and tenacity it took for both men and women to endure wartime—especially those brave women who followed their men on campaign for love and necessity.
|Henry & Eliza Laurens, Mepkin Abbey, SC|
|Francis Waring, WWII veteran, Strawberry Chapel, SC|
|Ironwork at the Laurens family plot, Mepkin Abbey, SC|
(Photos by Kimberli Buffaloe, Breanna McNear, and myself)