Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I Love America


A little bit late, but. . .

Aiden had the opportunity to go with his Cub Scout pack to the military cemetery in Los Angeles to place flags at each headstone for Memorial Day. This is a huge activity that happens each year, but neither he, nor Dylan, had ever been able to go as they are usually in Arizona with their dad over Memorial Day weekend.



Many, many scouts (girl and boy) and families attended to place flags at each of the 84,600 (give or take) graves. At each grave, the scout had to place the flag, read the name out loud, and then salute the soldier. Every time I think of it, I just get teary. I'm so pleased that my son got to have this experience. He comes from a very patriotic family!


To all the soldiers, past and present, I salute you too, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

7 comments:

Megan said...

We saw all the flags at the National Cemetery and I wondered who did that kind of stuff. I'm glad it's our patriotic little ones being taught respect for those who've paid the price for our freedom!

Abby said...

Awww I'm all teary!

Terresa said...

Those pictures brought tears to my eyes. ***All those flags!***

My grandpa fought in WWII, Battle of the Bulge, and was honored with a Purple Heart and 2 Bronze Stars.

Thank you.

YogaNana said...

Very very good.

Hey, if you're sewing I have a really cute collection of patriotic-themed decorations. Could send you copies of the patterns.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I have often wondered who places those flags--now I know!

wonder woman said...

I'm teary, too.

I wish I would've thought of this for our pack meeting last night.....

Julie Wright said...

That is awesome! All those flags . . . beautiful