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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