Monday, May 28, 2012

Patriotic Remembering

Today is Memorial Day
and the time to remember
those who have served
our country.  We think of
our fathers,
Elom and Elder,
who left loved ones
behind; thankfully
both made it home
from the
war and went on to
raise families of their
Thank you!

We think of those who
made it home, but have
had injuries to deal with.

We think of our young
neighbor, Benjamin,
who is currently
recovering from gunshot wounds
recieved just a short time
ago in Afghanistan.
Thank you, Ben.

Knowing that there was a parade in our town honoring and
remembering those who have served and those currently enlisted,
we knew it was the right thing to go to show our support. 
Even Miss E got into the action by waving the flag and
clapping for the guests of honor!

Following the parade,
we headed home to make
an impromptu lunch with
hot dogs, potato salad
and the typical holiday fare.
But there had to be cake
with the patriotic colors of
red, white and blue. 
And Miss E had to help with
the decorating of said
cake.  The beauty of being
a grandmother came out
when she wanted the
strawberries to go where
she wanted them to go
and going with that
instead of in rows
like the flags' stripes
might be placed. 
She also insisted that
there be candles on the
cake, so we went with that, too.

And what song
to be sung with
the presentation of the
patriotic cake?
To the tune of
"Happy Birthday to You,"
we sang:

Happy Red, White and Blue,
Happy Red, White and Blue,
Happy Red, White and Blue,
Happy Red, White and Blue!

Thank you, again, to those of you who have served
to make our country safe and strong, past and present.

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