Wednesday, June 22, 2011

STL DPB On The Road: In Memoriam

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In Memory Of

In many place around the US you can find roadside memorials like this one. They always have a white-painted cross. Never seen one with a crescent or a Star of David. They have someone's name and sometimes a date. I have no way to be sure but I assume they are memorials to someone who has died in a traffic accident at this location.

This one has been around at least a couple of years. It is in the median strip of US 36 near Hanover, Kansas. I've photographed it on previous trips. It looks like someone is maintaining it.


There is a preview on Downtown St. Louis 365 of a big event going on this week.

Marine Week 1

8 comments:

Olivier said...

simple et tres beau ce memorial. donne des frissons.....

Carola said...

They are indeed from roadside accidents. There are a lot in Germany. And in Montana I was taking a photo of one and some other people came and they did know what happend.
Said signs that remind us to drive more carefully.

Steffe said...

Sad, he was only 18 years old.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

We have them here too Bob, it always makes me so sad to see them, and they nearly always have flowers, so someone is out there never recovering from the tragic event. If only people would drive with care.

cieldequimper said...

We have them too, though rarely crosses.


You'd have to bend double if not more to get through the door...

Nathalie said...

Is there a smaller cross on the side?

Virginia said...

I don't understand it but it's common here too. Why don't they have crosses in bars or downtown streets or hospitals? I haven't threatened family and friends if I buy the farm on the hwy. NO plastic flower memorials!
V

Jilly said...

Sad. You see this in France all the time - mostly motorcylists killed as they ride -young kids dead, parents grieving. The memorials, like this, constantly replenished with fresh flowers or often made of false ones.