Every year we attend the Memorial Day parade as a family. Sometimes we go to the parade at home, and other times we go to the one in Versailles – our home away from home. We usually ride our bikes to the cemetery and find a spot to watch the parade as it winds to an end and the participants file into the cemetery for the official Memorial Day ceremony. This year I walked, the kids and B rode their bikes.
There are veterans, politicians, firemen, police, bands, scouts, and other community organizations that march in the parade. There are the old, middle-aged, and young. They are dressed in red, white, and blue. They carry flags, wave at the crowd, and smile. One year I marched with the cub scouts. Sometimes it’s hot, sometimes it’s cool, sometimes it’s just right, but Monday it was between too hot and just right; depending if you were in the shade or not. The parade route is a lot longer than you think, but it is nothing compared to the sacrifice our veterans have made for their country.
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie (1867-1934); Chemist, Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
from Values.com – Daily Quote – May 19, 2014
This year I took photos to post, but time got away Monday afternoon and again Tuesday, and if I don’t post today the relevance will diminished. They are below, enjoy.
Today is gonna be a great day. My kids at school are working hard, and those that aren’t will hear from me. It rained last night and dropped the temperature a bit. This morning it’s foggy, humid, cloudy, and cooler. The forecast calls for thunderstorms in the afternoon and that means O will have her 6th softball rain out. I hope not. But whether it happens or not is not up to me. I can control only me, so I’d better jump up, jump in, and seize the day. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, one parade, one celebration, one moment at a time.
Did you make it to your parade?