( A reblog of a piece I posted in February)
Exploring our newly adopted state of New Hampshire a few years ago, we discovered quite a lovely location. It’s known as “Cathedral of the Pines,” located in the rural town of Rindge, tucked into the southwestern tier of the state.
US Air Force bomber pilot Sanderson “Sandy” Sloane and his bride Peg had planned to build their home on this spot, after WWII ended. But, sadly, Sloane was killed when he was shot down over Germany in 1944. His grieving parents created this site to honor his memory, and that of others who paid the supreme sacrifice for their country.
Words cannot adequately describe its beauty or serenity. Outdoor pews consist of rustic hewn benches, with seating for two thousand, spread out beneath a forest canopy of towering pines. They face an equally rustic stone altar erected at the very edge of the mountain. Every state in the union donated…
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