We're up to Monday!!! Okay, so I'm going to level with you. It bugs the crap out of me when people say "Happy Memorial day, thank a veteran", don't get me wrong, as a member of the military family, I like it when people say thank you but Memorial day isn't about Veterans. It's about the ones who gave their lives for our county, for our freedoms. From the Revolution all the way up to Desert Storm, brave and selfless men and women have been willing to die for their country. Memorial day isn't about barbecuing, an extra day off or the beginning of summer, it's a day of remembrance, a day to remember and honor those who have made us free. To me, there is nothing "Happy" about this day. The red stripes on our flag represent the blood of those who have died. "All gave some, but some gave all." I love my country, and I am proud to serve it by supporting my active duty husband.
Okay, *gets off soap box* Anyway, so on Monday we went back to Pioneer Park for the Memorial day ceremony. The Ft. Wainwright Army Band was there. Oh I just love the sound of a good band, especially when they play patriotic music. Brings me to tears every time.
"Give said the little stream, give oh give, give oh give! Give said the little stream as it hurried down the hill. Singing, singing all the day, give, oh give, oh give-a-way."
So I reposted these two from last year. We tried to walk over to this memorial this year but because of all the recent rain it was kind of swampy, so we opted to do it another day.