Monday, June 18, 2012

Making Memorial Day Memories

Memorial Day 2012

This year, we decided to head out to the local cemetery and partake in the Memorial Day events.  It was our first year and we weren't quite sure what to expect.  After a 30 minute walk from the car to the top of Veteran's Cemetery, we arrived just in time to watch the band play, the guns salute, and of course the famous fly over.

Our children have been told many stories of their daddy and his service to our country.  They had the opportunity one afternoon to sort through many of David's old Army pictures, medals, awards, and memorabilia.  They were so excited. Mattea was so proud to have her daddy come to school and put on a presentation about how it felt to jump out of airplanes.  We not only came out on this holiday to celebrate out special veteran but to also pay tribute to those individuals who have put their lives on the line or who are currently serving in the US Military.  As many have said, "Freedom isn't free."  We are so thankful for the commitment that has been made on our behalf.

A quick picture with the "pretty ladies" from the Civil War Reenactment group.

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