Old School Reflection

A message remains on one of the windows of the old Madison Station elementary school.

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More mothers

Mothers seem to be a central theme in war memorials and the like. This statue is right in front of our state capitol building. It honors the mothers of the confederate soldiers. It seems like a bit of a controversial monument to me, but I guess that's the point - mothers were innocent, they only birthed the sons that they would later mourn.

The bright, blue sky sets the piece of nicely. To see more blue skies from around the world, click on the skywatch link.

War Memorial Building: Part II

This is the second statue that frames the grand entrance columns to the War Memorial Building. This one just has WWI soldiers. I really wish I could find some explanation for these two pieces of work. They are nicely done though.

Grand exit

While I was looking through my photos from the War Memorial Building, I realized I don't have a proper photo of the entrance. I hope this look out will do. Here you see the tomb of the unknown soldier again. But those grand columns really make the building.

War Memorial Building: Part I

This sculpture shows soldiers from WWI contrasted with farmers and field workers. I'm not exactly sure what the meaning behind this is supposed to be, but I think it is perhaps the transition from civilian life to soldier or how civilians and soldiers must work together. The middle figure appears to be a symbol for mothers.

If anyone has any insight, I'd love to hear more. I couldn't find any information on the internet about this particular sculpture.


All kinds of birds are welcome to stop by my water bowl for a drink! And I get a lot of mourning doves.

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Unknown Soldier

Mississippi's take on the tomb of the unknown solider. I have never seen the one in Washington, but I think this is a nice tribute. It stands in the courtyard of the War Memorial Building. It's an old Art Deco style structure built under the Works Progress Administration. I'll show you more this week.