"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Thursday, June 8, 2017

memorial day in review

In the past, Memorial day marked the end of school.

In our new town, it just signified that the hamster wheel had two more weeks to turn. Today is our first day of glorious summer break and maybe, just maybe, I can recap the last little while around here.

Starting with Memorial day.

Grant is in an awesome boy scout troop here in town. It's affiliated with the local Catholic Church and they do a bang up job of involving these boys in everything scouting.

They were to gather the Friday evening before Memorial Day to place flags on the graves of veterans buried in our local cemetery, but most families were traveling and this boy of mine arrived alone.


Watching Grant there in a silent, gentle rain, kind of caught in my throat.


Especially as he conversed with these great gentlemen.


Monday, we attended the ceremony to be held in the cemetery.


We were proud to be supporting one of our dear friends leading the flag bearers with that rifle in the picture below.


I welled up with tears more than once at the greatness of it all.






What a great country we live in. What great hearts we have willing to defend it.


Such an incredible experience to remember to never forget the price of freedom.

And I sure love this boy.



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