It's more than just a 3 day weekend....
Memorial Day is more that the official start of summer!
It's a U.S. holiday with a lot of history and lasting significance.
Originally known as Decoration Day "Memorial Day" was conceived after the Civil War
as a way to honor the Union's war dead. By the early 20th century,
the holiday had evolved to honor all military members who died in service.
Memorial Day formally remembers those who gave their lives
in the service and protection of America's freedom.
Today Rick and I along with our Son-in-law Chris and grandson Carson,
Such an honor to stand before these brave men (and women)
who fought for our freedom so many years ago
Oh, the stories they could tell.
Did I mention our Granddaughter Audrey marched in the parade,
she is part of a Christian based organization called American Heritage Girls.
Their mission, to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country
What a great experience for these little girls!
The mama's marched too, my daughter Brianna on the left.
Many Veterans were in attendance.
Saluting as the National Anthem was played by the Mayo High school's band .
I especially love this photo!
Thank you for your service
The Memorial wall made of granite, etchings of war scenes stretch round the entire wall.
This photo compliments of "google images"
The "Wall of Remembrance" honors over 3.000 service men and women from SE Minnesota
who gave their lives in service to their country.
I was humble today and thankful for the freedom we have because of those who have served.