Last year for Memorial Day, we went out to the cemetery and saw my dad’s headstone for the first time since it was placed. I was amazed at the amount of people there for the ceremony. I’m glad to have experienced it, but this year we decided that a quiet remembrance of the day was more in line with how I’m feeling these days. But, I thought it would be nice to share some of the photos I took last year.
I love that they place a flag at each of the graves. And the ceremony was very nice and so moving.
You can sort of get a feel from the photos how many people were actually there. We had to park offsite and take a bus into the cemetery.
Such a sight to see.
I brought some red and white carnations to put on my dad’s grave. Nothing to compare to the wreath below, but I’m glad I brought them.
The weather was hot hot hot last year, and boy did I get sunburned after standing outside for hours. But it was worth it.
I think this year, instead of going at Memorial Day, I’ll go for his birthday, which is coming up in June. It will be a small and quiet memorial for just us. But, it will be just as important.
Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country. And thanks as well to those who remember and honor them.