Comments: A Challenge for Next Memorial Day

we need to talk... my sister and mom did some stuff at barancas...

Posted by vwbug at May 31, 2011 08:38 PM

I would love to hear their stories as well. If it is not too much of an intrusion, you could interview them on video. The stories they could tell are so much more interesting then what is in the history books.

Posted by AC at May 31, 2011 09:49 PM

haha so it was you! It looked great! and by the way ... we never have enough flowers either! What you did was awesome! Thank you!

Posted by jd at June 1, 2011 08:47 AM

We took the girls to their first Memorial Day service this year. Since Doug was Soldier of the Year when he was in Desert Storm he knows all sorts of military history. I, however, had never heard the history of Taps before. After hearing the story, the words written for the music and then hearing that lone bugle, I couldn't help but she'd silent tears. Posting tribute to our fallen warriors is the very least we can do...

Posted by Jody at June 1, 2011 09:10 AM

What a wonderful "new" tradition you are starting. So glad I stopped by to see your photos of the day!

Posted by Peggy K at June 1, 2011 11:29 AM

You are just flat effin' amazing!

Posted by Jean at June 1, 2011 06:02 PM

I'm embarrassed to admit I had never previously attended a Memorial Day celebration prior to this year. We were invited by one of my high school friends up to south of Birmingham, AL. After her BIL was KIA in Afghanistan 2 years ago, she got very involved in her local VFW (hubby is a Navy vet) and the Alabama Veteran's Initiative. AL has a brand new national cemetery, just 3 years old. It's gorgeous and has something like 900 interred there now. People are having their loved ones relocated to this new cemetery.

We attended the wreath laying.

This is something I plan to blog about when I am back home. I took so many pictures.

It's time I look into what goes on in Orlando. And shame on me for never doing this before.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at June 2, 2011 11:11 PM