Memorial Weekend

Living on a military base means that Memorial Day is more than sales at the mall and the first day of the summer pool season.  Living someplace that was a battlefield during World War II makes the day even more poignant.  Most of our weekend was just a weekend but I made a point of taking the kids to the Memorial Day commemoration this year.   They're young enough that I don't think they understood the point of it but I thought it was important to make them aware of the day and why we celebrate it.


Our family picture after the service, since we were all looking fancy! 

D doesn't like to "trade" on his time in Air Force but when we heard that there was a lunch for military and veteran families, we decided to go.  The highlight for the kids were the Shirley Temples with cherries in the bottom.

Most of the weekend was rainy and it got to the point where we just had to get out of the house.  I through everyone into their raincoats, grabbed the umbrellas, and we wandered around to see what we could find.

We had all the puddles to ourselves.  The kids raced leaves in every bit of running water and tried to outdo each other with giant splashes.  Eventually they got tired of being cold and wet so we headed home for warm baths, pizza, and a movie.

How was your weekend?  Did you do anything special to celebrate Memorial Day? 

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