Memorial Day Rewind
Hi guys. First I'd like to say thank you to all of your for your kind words and sentiments on the death of our dear friend Cindy. It means quite a lot and always helps. How sad that so many of you have also suffered some very diffucult losses, but I guess that is something we all have in common in the end, isn't it.
Yesterday was an especially hectic day and boy am I glad that's done and this week for that matter. Well, almost. Still work on the plate, but oh how I love Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Playing a little catchup today. Didn't get a chance yet this week to post our Memorial Day. On of the things I love about the pictures I take each and every year at our parade and services, are that they could probably be any town in the good old U. S. of A.
We walk uptown in time for the start. (OK, I was late this year, but I still hoofed it uptown and finally caught my group right at the beginning of the parade).
The engines lead and the kids wave.
(Nephew Matt, friend Charlie's grandson Cayson, my great nephew Cayden, and Charlie's grandaughter Makenna, sister Di and bil Al in the back.)
Veterans of all ages step off for the march through town.
Uncle George riding co-pilot in the jeep.
The Marine's marching with colors. Nice unison on the step, eh? You'd think they'd practiced or something.
My high school's band sounding the call.....'This Is My Country'.
Then the boy scouts, the cub scouts, and of course the girl scouts too. (Hi back Sammy).
The laying of the wreath at our town's War On Terror monument.
Applauding our veterans.
Marching along following the parade. That's the way we roll. More bang for your buck. More parade, more exercise......
...more friends and neighbors along the way (hello Roys).
Mom and Dad ready for services.
Benediction. Playing of Anthem. Terribly sad stories of war time friends and family lost. Laying of wreath. Taps and tears, well at least on my part. Always. Pledge of Allegiance in closing.
Jaunt back to sister's house for Memorial Day BBQ with family and friends.
(Uncle Norm, who served on Guadal Canal and fought in the Pacific Campaign, including Bougainville, in WWII and Mom.)
Decked out in red,white and blue to celebrate all the wonderful things and ideals that our service people have fought for including freedom, and against, most notably...tyranny.
(great niece Sophia aka punky brewster)
Sound and look familiar?
There could be no other freeform Friday this week. It's a double shot for my pal Cin. Man do I miss her. Click here if you're reading by email.
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It's sunny today, but there is supposed to be rain moving in for the weekend. I'm ok with it. I haven't even done Spring cleaning and it's almost Summer, so maybe I'll get some of that done. I know, it's sounds thrilling, yes? I hope you have bigger plans for your weekend. What's on the docket?
Thanks again for your kindness this week. You guys rock.