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.
Monday, May 25, 2009
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?