May 26, 2014

A Day of Remembrance

Many of us enjoy Memorial Day weekend as a nice escape from school and a glimpse at the lazy days of summer that are nearing.  But, the primary importance of this weekend is to honor the men and women who have given their lives to protect our nation and the freedom it provides to all citizens. 

This past Saturday, Catherine and I visited a National Cemetery to place American Flags on the graves of veterans who had been buried there.  At this cemetery, their is a volunteer program in which many people gather here Memorial Day weekend to place American flags at each of the near 60,000 graves.  With the help of dedicated volunteers, every grave at this cemetery has a flag symbolizing our gratitude for the contributions our veterans made in protecting our nation.  Although Catherine and I only made a small contribution to this effort, it goes to show that by working together people can truly do incredible things.  Catherine and I were moved by the efforts of the volunteers and were so pleased that we were able to honor our veterans by doing something so positive for our community.  The satisfaction I gained from helping is beyond what I can explain.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and has found some (small) way to honor and thank those who have gone to war.

Julianna and Catherine

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