Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.
~Excerpt from http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html
Thankfully, our town does celebrate Memorial Day and has a parade. Yesterday, I started pulling things together and collecting what I needed to make sure the kids were dressed patriotically. It wasn't just me who wanted them to have red, white and blue.
They did too.
I think we've finally made it. The dh and I can truly take credit for this one.
Our children are patriotic, proud of their country, and thankful to those that serve. And we modeled it.
Thank you, Veterans, past and present. We love what you have given us and pray for you every day.