"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Edmund Burke.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Wreath at the grave of a German POW at Fort Sheridan
Last month I posted about Volkstrauertag, the people's mourning day, a holiday in Germany. On that day, DANK, the German-American National Congress, held a wreath laying ceremony for the nine World War II prisoners of war who are buried at Fort Sheridan Cemetery in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Pictured is the wreath--note the black, gold, and red ribbons--at the grave of Corporal Egon J. Kranz. The soldier was captured in North Africa on May 2, 1943--he died on pneumonia later that year.
Here is an amazing coincidence--the German word for wreath is Kranz.