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.

Related post:

Volkstrauertag: Photos of German POW gravestones at Fort Sheridan

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2 comments:

Bruno Beger said...

How wonderful to hear about this! I'm glad to hear they are not forgotten; thanks for this article and photo.

Bruno Beger said...

I was so happy to hear about this! Thanks for sharing the photo and story. It's good to know that they are not forgotten.