For the last 3 or 4 years for Memorial Day Weekend we have been camping with my family. Wow, I feel so ashamed to say that. It really has just been a day off work. Well, this year was different.
Camping didn't quite come together in time. So we decided to go to this special service put on at one of the larger cemetarys in town. They had a band that played their music live (under the green tent covers).
With how much our kids love horses, we found the perfect seat! By the cavalry representatives! Way cool!
They had a couple speakers, and then they allowed all the organizations participating to come and place their memorial on the statue/memorial.
Here are the boyscouts that came to represent BSA. Awesome!
They all lined up along this sidewalk and presented their flowers and stated which organization they were from.
They had several lines of gun men as well. It was very neat to bring the kids to this and talk to them about their relatives that served in different wars. I teared up several times. Seeing all those flags and having people stand up to salute and pay tribute to all the men and women who fought and those who died serving our country was really powerful!
The kids got to hear horns and bagpipes. It was a very nice program.
Later that night we had some friends over to play games and I made Black Forest Cake! I must say it was divine! My presentation has some work, but oh did it get devoured!! I want to go make one right now!