Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day - For those who have gone before us

My drive to work for the last week has been donned with American flags. Its about 3 miles of American flags lining the way to work.

And it got me to thinking....



I stopped and bought a bunch of flowers.


And I stopped at the local cemetery and decorated graves that did not have flowers. And I said a little prayer for each person I left flowers for. It was a lot more emotional than I thought it would be. On the entrance to the cemetery they were giving out American flags if you were stopping at a grave of a Veteran. I ran inside to get a list of which graves were veterans because I was looking for graves of Veterans that had not been yet visited.



I left with a sense of clarity and calmness, I thanked them all for their service and sacrifice.

It so weird because I do not know what made me get this idea in my head. But it was good idea...

It will be my new Memorial day tradition.

I remember taking this picture at Arlington National Cemetery while choking back tears.... It humbles me all the lives sacrificed for this country.


Today we all remember.

8 comments:

The Mrs. said...

What an amazing tradition to start! How thoughtful and sweet to remember those that don't have anyone else to remember them. When the boys are a little bit older I'd like to do something like this with them on a day like today.

"M" said...

That was an amazing thing you did! I am so thankful for those who have fought and are still fighting for freedom.

Tara Gibson said...

what a great tradition. def what everyone should be remembering today!

Mrs R said...

What a nice thing to do. So many people seem to forget the real meaning of holidays such as memorial day.

Teresa said...

WOW that was more than beautiful of you to do. :)

The Mommy said...

I wish I could have visited my father's grave on Monday. sigh.

Jessica said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. That always makes my day :)
This is such a thoughtful and amazing thing you did. It gave me chills just reading your post. What a great tradition to start. I can only imagine how many people would be thankful for you stopping by their loved ones graves and paying tribute to them and their sacrifice!

Sara said...

That made me tear up a bit. That's something I think I'll start doing too. Very nice.

 
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