Blanco Texas is a small community but with a heart the size of Texas. I have worked with the community of Blanco for over twenty years. I have gained a wealth of knowledge from the people of Blanco, past and present. What has been taught to us we would soon forget unless we utilize it every day. These lessons of life have been gifted to us and it is up to us to pass these lessons on to our children and others. Blanco Cemetery is full of teachers that God has given to us.
These are people that we have known and loved in years past who taught us what is right and wrong and what is worth fighting for.
Some have given their lives so that we in this country can keep our freedom. Others taught us a love of the land, to enjoy the written word, tended our bodies, nurtured our souls, and guided us by example.
We have learned from the women as well as the men buried here in Blanco Cemetery the value of life and the sacrifices made by them so that we live free today.
Have you ever wandered through the Blanco Cemetery wondering about the lives of those buried there?Did you know that we have both men and women buried there that served in our armed forces in the Civil War, The Spanish American War, World War I, World W II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and current wars. We also have several Texas Rangers.
As you walk through the Cemetery, you will see flags on the graves recognizing service in or for the United States military, Confederate army, Clergy or Ministry, those that fought to establish Texas as a Republic and others that served as Texas Rangers. A new flag pole has been constructed in the Cemetery as a very special Thank You to those who have gone before us providing wisdom, guidance and love.
I would like to express my appreciation to those people in the Blanco area that were instrumental in organizing, construction and installation of the flag pole. May God Bless America and keep her free for all those that come after us.