Sacred Ground

I wasn’t aware of the sad history of this town when I visited, but my history-buff friend told me later that during World War II, Praha had the distinction of being the U.S. town with the largest ratio of war deaths to residents. The largest number of these deaths occurred in 1944.

This piece says it bestIn the space of 12 months and nine days, Praha gave up most of its youth — and nearly all of its future — to confront unimaginable forms of evil on faraway continents.

St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption
Praha, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

Posted on February 1, 2018, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. As has been said before, “Freedom isn’t Free”. Appreciate you sharing what you learned of the history. How interesting that your choice of image reflects that history.


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