Views of the Neighborhood – Getting Ready for Memorial Day

Lakeway residents, and the city are ready for Memorial Day tomorrow. I took a little tour to see what kind of participation folks are preparing. I hope you enjoy the walk.

A home with a flag.

Another.

I liked this one because the wind was blowing the flag.

These chairs looked interesting along with the flag.

The dappled sunlight made a nice shot of the flag.

No display of honor too small.

Big flag.

The city of Lakeway lined all the medians in town with flags. You can see they go on and on.

Another shot of the flags.

Another median.

The city sign is surrounded by flags,ย but I couldn’t get out of the car to take a picture.

I have featured the sculptures along the medials before. This is a boy playing tennis and the flags.

Views of the Neighborhood

The Freedom center,ย where all the citizens of Lakeway who have served in the armed forces are honored. The flags are here as well.

Views of the Neighborhood.

A multiple flag display with the right spirit.

And here is mine.

I hope you enjoyed the walk today. On Memorial Day remember those who gave their lives.

Thank you.

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  1. Cheers to the salute of your area. The mailbox with the cactus made me smile.

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    1. I was on my way back home when I saw it. It made me smile as well so I figured it was a good subject for the tour. Thanks, Frank. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful walk, John. It’s nice to see people remembering our fallen heroes.

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    1. Yes it is, Jill. ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Yes, I did enjoy the walk through your neighborhood. I particularly liked the photo of the flag with the sun streaming down.

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    1. I liked that one as well, Liz. Thank you

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  4. Thanks for taking us along with you on the Memorial Day flag viewing, John. Lovely pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  5. What a great tour, John. I did enjoy it.

    Perhaps, in our slowed-down and constrained world, we will pay more attention to the reason for this holiday. There are many to thank.

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    1. You bring up a good point, Dan. Maybe it takes losing freedom to appreciate what was given to keep it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. It is so nice to see people showing their respect!! Thank you, John.

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    1. It is GP. I was very pleased to see the amount of respect.

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  7. Very cool collection.

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Thank you, John, for this walk. Memorial Day is always an emotional day. I think of all the young men and women who faced into harm’s way for ideals they sometimes did not understand but embraced. I’m deeply grateful for their courage and their sacrifice, and only wish that somehow the international leadership could learn to negotiate. โ™ฅ

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    1. The big problem is we give the heads of state the title “leader.” So far from thieir actual performance. Thanks, Gwen. I hope you have a peaceful memorial day.

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  9. Nice walk, John. I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend. This weekend is our first taste of summer weather and, of course, hundreds of idiots flocked to a popular park in Toronto with no masks or social distancing. I’m sure this is the case in many places. It is so selfish to prolong this pandemic with these antics.

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    1. Glad you could come along. I really fear the folks you describe.

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  10. That sun-glow flag was a beauty. And your home is as well. Thank you for the tour. Hope you enjoy the holiday!

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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      1. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. I love the one with the dappled sunshine! And what a neat idea, lining the medians with tons of flags for the occasion! Happy Memorial Day, John, and thank you for letting me accompany your tour!

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    1. My pleasure, Debbie.

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  12. Thank you for sharing, John. Happy Memorial Day and Birthday weekend, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. You as well

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  13. Lakeway looks like a great neighborhood, John. Thanks for the tour! (And nice to see all those flags flying!)

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    1. It was nice. I enjoyed the outing. Thanks, Ron. Have a peaceful menorial day

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  14. The flags are fantastic, John. Such a wonderful show of patriotism. I read somewhere today that the USA is the second most patriotic country in the world. I can’t for the life of me remember which was the first though – I thought it would be the USA. I like the picture of your house. It’s very modern looking with the flat roof and grey decor. So neat and tidy. The opposite of our farmhouse. Have a great day tomorrow.

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    1. I would believe that might be Israel. Some surveys have the US as number one but I don’t believe any country could surpass Israel given the nature of the struggle to mantain freedom there. Thak you for the compliment on the house. The roofs look flat but are actually angled. The roof line is designed to look straight from the front. The house is totally different from any we have had in the past. Thanks again, Robbie.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    You got some great flag shots, John. I like yours blowing in the wind. Happy Memorial Day.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  16. I love seeing the neighborhood through your eyes, John. Happy Memorial Day- your home is lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  17. Lovely John. Happy Memorial Day!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn

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  18. It always pleases me to see communities marking patriotic holidays with flags. I’ve noticed more around my apartment complex than usual this year; I have a feeling people are thinking about freedom in ways they haven’t before, and perhaps considering those who helped to ensure it for our country.

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    1. I agree with you, Linda. It is the old story of appreciation of what you have by seeing what it is like to lose it. Freedom is a precious privilege.

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  19. It’s always good to see flags flying and displayed. Thanks for sharing the Lakeway flags. Tomorrow I will certainly be remembering those who died while serving our country. I know you will, too.

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    1. Yes, I am. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  20. Very patriotic.

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    1. Yes. For sure.

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  21. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    Memorial Day decorations in Lakeway, Texas where John Howell lives.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  22. Wonderful set, dear John! Very patriotic! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Maria.

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  23. Very nice, John – happy Memorial Day!

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  24. So nice to see, John. We have our flags displayed but, sadly, thereโ€™s a dearth of homes that display our flag in my community.

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    1. Call them the dearthers. So glad you are not one of them. Thanks, Steve.

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  25. A great tour, Boss. Wherever that flag is hanging, that’s home.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Marc.

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  26. A nice walk. Happy Memorial Day, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae.

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  27. A very patriotic neighborhood!!! I did not walk around my own neighborhood this weekend, mainly because it rained all weekend and I didn’t feel like getting drenched. Thanks for the tour!!!

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    1. I don’t blame you. I can imagine a drenched Jill is an unhappy Jill.

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      1. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. A wonderful spring rain … you’ll catch me out dancing a Gene Kelly imitation (very bad imitation), but a cold drizzle or torrential downpour, you might learn new words! ๐Ÿคฌ

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  28. I really enjoyed this walk, John, and loved seeing all the flags, especially the one dappled in sunlight. Great shot. We always hang our flag, but sadly, we don’t see an abundance of them around here. I don’t why, although I have my hunches. We went for early morning walks before the heat arrived and counted the flags for fun. Our neighborhood was not a display of patriotism as yours. Thanks for sharing…

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    1. Northern California is not known for it’s patrotic ferver. I use to live there and know first hand. Thanks, Lauren.

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  29. A beautiful post, John. One of the things I enjoy about our neighborhood is the great number of people that fly a flag year-round. On Memorial Day and 4th of July nearly every house lines their sidewalk, flower beds, or along the street with small flags. Thanks for the walk through your neighborhood.

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    1. That makes all of us fee good. Thanks for sharing, Michelle.

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  30. Looks like alot of great support for the troops in your neighborhood, John. I really liked the chairs.

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    1. I did too. Thanks, Mark.

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