Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day.

Good evening, it is Monday.

Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day. Preston's friend Johathan's Dad posted the third picture down on FB along with this quote from historian David McCullough: “The laws we live by, the freedoms we enjoy, the institutions that we take for granted – as we should never take for granted – are all the work of other people who went before us. And to be indifferent to that isn’t just to be ignorant, it’s to be rude. And ingratitude is a shabby failing. How can we not want to know about the people who have made it possible for us to live as we live, to have the freedoms we have, to be citizens of this greatest of countries in all time? It’s not just a birthright, it is something that others struggled for, strived for, often suffered for, often were defeated for and died for, for us, for the next generation."

 Preston's band got to play at the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Tahoma National Cemetery this afternoon. This was a very well attended event. When dropping the boys off, there were cars parked on the sides of roads and in neighborhoods all around the National Cemetery.
We did a BBQ for the first time this year. As well as our first fire pit. We also got to do some big sale shopping at 50% off day at both Value Village and Goodwill. Who doesn't enjoy saving money?

See you tomorrow.


Ellen said...

Looks like a very nice Memorial Day service. The fire pit area looks great!

Amber said...

What a beautiful photo and quote. Your kids impress and amaze me more in every post!