Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans' Day 2016

This morning, the kids, Eric, and I headed to the local cemetery to meet with some of our school friends and many of our community members to place flags on the many veteran graves. It was truly a humbling experience.

I'm so proud of our kids for being willing to roll out of bed on a day they could have lazily slept in (no school), but they understood the importance of paying our respects to those who served our country.

After listening to a brief set of instructions, we headed off with flags in arms to pay tribute to those who served our country. The kids were diligent in their efforts, only stopping now and then to read the names of some service members. They were respectful and focused; as a parent, I really couldn't be much prouder of them.

The sky practically hummed with radiant colors as the sun rose. 
My husband is no slouch when it comes to flag carrying!

A humbling vision
Annika making sure her flag was perfectly placed
Conor looking for graves in need of flags
The plaque at the cemetery

Eric and Conor reading the name of a soldier

Annika reading grave markers

Eric and the kids reading

"Hey! This one was named Robert!"

To all of our veterans, we thank you.

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