Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Most people see this holiday as a reason to BBQ and have an extra long weekend to relax. Memorial Day is actually day for  remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.How many people took the time to do this?

On Sunday I took my children to my Grandfathers gravestone to make sure he had a flag. He did not die during battle but he was a member of the Navy and fought in WWII. While we were looking around the graveyard we found another person who fought in WWII so Falcon chose to put a flag on his as well.

Fallen but not forgotten.
This picture does not show what an amazing site it was to see. There was a large tree throwing shadows over all the graves. The only grave that had sun shining on it was this one, it also happened to be the only solider in the area. It was truly breathtaking!

We went to another cemetery on Monday to watch a memorial service for fallen solders and a dedication was also made for a solider who was KIA during the Vietnam war but his body was never able to be recovered. It was quite the tear jerker.
It was quite a moving day and I was glad to have my kids there understanding the sacrifice men have made for our country

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