Refelctions on Memorial Day

We've had such a sweet and special Memorial Day Weekend, and are so grateful for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

I'm a proud patriot of our country and feel a great deal of honor knowing my ancestors have fought in every battle our nation has faced from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism still being fought today.

We fly an American Flag outside our home everyday of the year and The United States Service Flag at least six months out of the year.

 The happiest day, when I get to take it down upon my brothers safe arrival state-side!

As James examined the flags lining his grandparents driveway today, counting and pointing out the star and stripes, Josh and I took it as a learning opportunity to talk about our flag and our freedom.  Did it sink in?  Probably not... Did we sing "She's a Grand Old Flag" and "The Star Spangled Banner" a few times?  Yes!

I hope to pass on pride in our country and respect for our military service men and women to him, and don't mind singing a few patriotic songs along the way. 

God Bless America and God Bless the men, women and their families who gave us the greatest gift of freedom.


Melissa said...

Well said my dear…we owe such a debt of gratitude and it makes me so happy to hear fellow mamas passing on this patriotism and thankfulness to a new generation of kiddos.

Ruth said...

Very well said. And members of my family have served since the Revolutionary War too.