Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

The DH and I were in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade today handing out flyers for the Frontier Days Festival over the 4th of July.
Here's a pic I took while we waited for the parade to begin.

Afterwards, we went to a Memorial service at Memorial Park in Arlington Heights. It was a sad event. Mayor Arlene Mulder read a poem called The Soldier which hit home to us how we owe so many things to soldiers who fought for our country. One of the things mentioned was a street sign made to honor a 23 year old resident who'd given his life in Viet Nam, only after 23 days of service. His mother was on hand to speak about her son. Also, a list of over 200 names for Arlington veterans who died in the past year was read. They played the Star Spangled Banner, and taps and gave a 21 gun salute. A great tribute to our fallen heroes.

Did anyone else go to any Memorial Day events?


  1. Did not attend any events, but we did hang out our flag and prayed for those fighting for our freedom now and in the past.

    Did go see Night at the Museum II though...

    L. Diane Wolfe

  2. The rain here put a real damper on our day. But wish we could have attended an event, instead. I enjoyed reading about your day.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  3. We didn't go to any events. (Sister-in-law is coming tomorrow, so house and yard cleaning took all day.) But I did visit several blogs who, like you, talked about Memorial Day, and watched some news programs. Not the same, but still was touching and a reminder of what our service men and women have done for us for so many years.

    Straight From Hel

  4. I didn't attend any events, but instead spent the day reading tributes and thinking-after posting my own tribute over at my blog!

  5. No, honey, I stayed home working on tours all day long. Sounds like you had a great time!

  6. Like a lot of others, I did not attend services in person, but did visit a lot of blogs that had articles about Memorial Day and tributes. It was a different way of honoring the military men and women who have died to protect our freedom, but fitting. There are some really nice pieces out there in the blogoshpere.

  7. I didn't go to anything but it was in the back of my mind all day what the holiday is about.


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