We started the weekend early on Saturday morning by joining our Cub and Boy Scouts at the Veteran's Cemetery to place flags at the graves. There was a beautiful and poignant ceremony complete with bag pipes, a 21 gun salute, and lone bugler paying "Taps". It was very moving.
My family has had the privilege of participating in these ceremonies before, but I have never seen one more organized than this one! In part, this was due to Campbell's Boy Scout troop that spent the night in an unused area of the cemetery on Friday night. They are responsible for making sure that the flags are prepared and placed throughout the area, as well as organize the traffic and volunteers for the event the following morning.
Again, things went very smoothly and Cael thought that it was totally worth missing his last soccer game to attend this once a year event.
That night we grilled some meat and enjoyed a cool evening outside...we know that this cool weather is bound to end, soon, so we plan on soaking up as much of it as we can!
We wish to thank the many veterans who have served, and are still serving our great nation...some of which paid the ultimate sacrifice, so that I can enjoy these beautiful evenings with my family.
Thank you and Happy Memorial Day!