Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

We have enjoyed a very pleasant weekend.  After our long day on Friday, we weren’t anxious to much of anything on Saturday.  And, that’s about what we did--not much of anything.  We went for a short hike on Sunday, but I’ll save that for another post.  Today, my uncle and his youngest son drove over from Greenville, South Carolina to spend the afternoon with us.  It’s always good to be with family.

Viet Nam Veterans Memorial, Tallahassee, Florida
I guess this weekend marks the start of summer and vacation season.  Our weather certainly seems like summer with temperatures in the upper 80s.  I’m not quite ready for that yet.  I like the warm days and cool nights of spring.  As we drove through Cherokee this afternoon we saw many, many families with young children playing in Oconaluftee River.  That brought back a few childhood memories.

Gorham, New Hampshire
Irish Brigade, Antietam

The reason for this holiday, as you know, is to remember those men and women who gave their lives in service for their country.  As we travel around the United States, we often stop at Veteran Memorials. Each monument or memorial is different, but they all say the same thing--We honor you for your love of country and for your life given for our freedom.

Kent, Connecticut

In memory of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice I’m posting photos of just a few of the memorial we’ve seen in our travels.

Korean War Memorial, Tallahassee, Florida
Thanks for tagging along.