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Friday, June 17, 2022

On the Road Friday ~ Patriotic Rice Lake ~ Freedom Walk


Hello Friends,

Welcome to On the Road Friday. Today we are going to take a trip to a small city that is just about 5 miles from my little village of Cameron. 

The Main Street Association of Rice Lake, Wisconsin will be helping to recognize our service members on Veterans Lakeshore Drive with Honorary banners.

Patriotic ~ Rice Lake ~ Freedom Walk

Banners will be displayed from:

Memorial Day to Patriots Day.

Banners will then be removed, cleaned and presented to the service member or their family/friends on Veterans' Day 2022.

Each year we will feature new service members.

My husband and I attended the Memorial Day service in Rice Lake. After the service we walked along the Freedom Walk. We took time to look up at each banner. We read each story that was provided in the brochure and we said "Thank You!"

 A few quotes from the brochure..

"The true solider fights not because he hates what's in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."

G.K. Chesterton

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13 

 God fearing patriot and soldier for life! "If we knew the end from the beginning, we would not question the direction in which God takes our lives."

At the start of the walk a banner reads the following..

To all Current Military and Veterans:

We honor you and your families for your service. You are loved and never alone or forgotten. We were there for each other as brothers then and we are there for each other as brothers now.

Anonymous Veteran

Thank you for coming along with me on the Patriotic Rice Lake ~ Freedom Walk.



  1. These are all such beautiful quotes. Glad you can make this trip and take the time to read each soldiers story. Beautiful post Carla. xoxo Kris

  2. What an awesome thing to do. And the quotes are really great. My favorite is the Chesterton.

  3. Absolutely beautiful and such lovely memorial to those men. So nice of Rice Lake to do this. We certainly do not do enough in our country for our military and their families. Thank you for sharing the quotes and Bible verse.

  4. What a wonderful tribute! Our small town has placed American flags all along our river boardwalk. When there is a wind is is no nice seeing all of the flags flying. I am being Patriotic this year. We need to remember those who fought and still fight for our country as freedom is not FREE. Janice

  5. What a beautiful tribute. Occasionally the local newspaper will print the story of a veteran from town who died during his military service, but nothing like this event you went to.

  6. How Wonderful!!!!!!!!

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  7. That's good of you to have taken the time to read all the stories, Carla. It sounds like you had a nice freedom walk with your husband. I've read the John verse many times and have always liked it.

    Have a relaxing Sunday, dear Carla, and a good week ahead.


  8. What a lovely memorial, so pleased you were able to go.

    All the best Jan

  9. What a fabulous way to acknowledge their service! I wish we would see this more often!

  10. Thank you for sharing! This looked like an impactful visit! What a cool Freedom Walk!

  11. What a wonderful way to honor those who served! God bless you for participating in the walk! Have a great week, Carla! It's been so long since I have blogged, or visited anyone. It's good to be back! Debbie xxoo

  12. This is so thrilling. I'm encouraged by any blatant and overt display of patriotism! Wonderful event. xoxo

  13. Thank you for sharing this Carla. Wonderful quotes

  14. What a wonderful community to do recognize and honor their service members. So nice that you were able to walk and see each of their banners.


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