Monday, May 27, 2013

On Memorial Day

My brother came up yesterday in preparation for our town's Memorial Day parade today. The girls were walking with the Girl Scouts and we invited him to come along. For those that don't know, Grant is an Iraqi War veteran having served two tours of duty with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell Kentucky. He is also an active member of the American Legion, so as you can imagine stuff like this is totally up his alley! As this was the girls first time marching in a parade it was even more special to have him march along with them too! We are so thrilled that he was able to share in this very special "first". Thanks Grant for coming up and being a part of the festivities!
Here they come!
Hi Girls!
The girls asked Gramma to walk along with them. 
Of course, she said "yes!"


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful day for a parade. So exciting for the girls to be marching in the first parade with their uncle :)

    1. Thanks Kim! The weather was amazing and the parade and ceremonies were lovely. I am so glad that my brother was able to be part of their first parade experience and that my parents were able to join in too!

  2. Learning first hand is always the best, isn't it??!! My girls learned so much when my brother was deployed - about war, about family, about love, about hardship. Memorial Day is such an important holiday. I am thankful for your brother's service and glad he is home safe and able to participate in these events with your girls. I bet yesterday was a day they will always remember.

    1. Jess, it really is! And I think it makes all the difference!

      Thanks for your sweet words and your words of thanks for my brother. I shall pass them on to him. I am thankful for your brother's service too. My heart goes out to the Gold Star families who lost a loved one during wartime. My father lost his brother during the Vietnam War. I cannot imagine what that must have been like for him, his siblings and his parents. Memorial Day is such a very important holiday and I am so glad that our girls now get to be an active part of it.

      The Memorial Day parade yesterday was one of the best I have attended and truly one that we shall never forget!