Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Today, after singing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America at the at the Canton, Michigan Memorial Day ceremony, I made my annual trip to Clarenceville Cemetery in Livonia, Michigan to place a flag and memorial on the grave of my hero, my Great Great Grandfather Abner Delos Austin, in whose honor I created this blog.

God bless all of our American heroes.

2 comments:

Anna B said...

I see that you have a relative in the 24th that is very interesting because I have a relative in the
5th MI cavalry. His name was Andrew Bishop. I think that is very cool that you found him.

mrsmichiganus2006 said...

Hi Anna,

Small world! I, too, have an ancestor in the 5th Michigan Cavalry, Co. A. He is my gr gr gr uncle Charles W. Austin (Abner's older brother). You can check out his story at http://daughterof24thmichigan.blogspot.com/2008/12/charles-w-austin-company-5th-michigan.html. It contains a lot of information on the 5th Michigan Cavalry.

I would love to know more about Andrew Bishop. Do you have any photos? I have been doing a lot of research on the actions of the 5th and would be happy to share.