Friday, September 11, 2009

Color Carnival: Woodmen of the World

Last week while on a business trip, I stopped in Bertram, Texas, to photograph this lovely Woodmen of the World mural. I remember seeing their distinctive tree stump shaped headstones which had been erected during the early 1900's in the cemetery of the rural east Texas town where I grew up. Since that was pine forest, I always assumed this was a fraternal order of loggers.


According to Wikipedia, the Woodmen of the World is a fraternal organization based in Omaha, Nebraska that operates a large privately held insurance company for its members. It has nothing to do with trees at all. I thought the log shaped lettering was really nice and the colors and design of the mural well done.

But the article does go on to say that the organization's patriotic mission is the annual In Honor and Remembrance program, which pays tribute to the heroes and victims of September 11. So, it seems an appropriate post for today.

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8 comments:

Ebie said...

I found this mural very artistic and colorful, and very well done. And that is a nice tribute to the victims and fallen heroes of 9-11.

Rinkly Rimes said...

A very unusual tribute and the muted colours are so suitable.

Tes said...

I agree, the mural is really artsy! We paused for a moment of silent in our school -for the heroes of 911.

Coffeedoff said...

Lovely mural!

Vicki ~ FL said...

That is a cool mural and a great post for CC and a nice tribute to all on 9-11. God Bless America!

Martha said...

Beautiful tribute and perfect for the Color Carnival this week. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Rebecca said...

It is a nice mural and I really do like the historic background you gave too.

Linda :) said...

Oh wow, that is a wonderful tribute...

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