Monday, May 27, 2013

Decoration Day

my nephew Alex, my brother Gary and my sister Kathy
I grew up calling it Decoration Day
A day to remember the men and women that died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, by decorating the graves with flowers and flags.

This is my Dad's headstone in our church cemetery back home in Wisconsin.
Such a beautiful, peaceful place.

my nephew Parker
We now call it Memorial Day
a day set aside to remember all who served our country in the military.
Thank you for serving, so we could have freedom today.

And where else do you find cows grazing next to a cemetery? 
Well, in Wisconsin of course. :)

Please take a moment and read THIS post about my Dad's service to our country.
Oh, and come see what my Dad did in 1968 to welcome home two local farm boys that were returning home from Vietnam ~ click HERE.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a beautiful post Linda!
I recognize that cemetery too.
But of course cows by a cemetery in Wisconsin!!!
Happy Memorial Day friend,

{oc cottage} said...

Great post!!!!

m ^..^