Friday, May 29, 2009

memorial day.

memorial day
We headed out of town for the memorial day weekend. Spent time on the beach and visited the Golden Gate National Cemetery. 161 acres of gravestones. It was sobering. I had never been to a national cemetery before and I'm glad we went.
memorial day
We had our first discussion with the kids about war and about the veterans that were in our family. We talked about being respectful in cemeteries (though that did not stop them from running around like lunatics). This will be a new tradition for our family on memorial day. Thank you to all who serve and have served.

2 comments:

eclecticcuriosities said...

nice - another post that makes me rethink what i do with our holidays. taking the time to reflect and honor our american traditions is something we don't do and i think we're feeling the lack of it in our lives. thanks!

Helen said...

beautiful. all those rows and rows are stunning.