Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day photo album

Jacksonville is a military town. It takes great pride in celebrating the accomplishments and sacrifices of the men and women in uniform and their families. Today, four servicemen were enshrined on Jacksonville's Veteran's Memorial Wall, the largest in the nation outside of Washington D.C. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.

The following photos are not meant to represent the events at the ceremony today, but as an album of our family's remembrance of Memorial Day 2008.

SPC Mark at the Wall at 5 a.m. Memorial Day.

Waiting for a live interview with Channel 12 at 5:30 a.m.

Delivering one of three keynote speeches at the Wall.

Handshake from U.S. Rep Ander Crenshaw (R-Florida) after the speech.

Well-wishers lining up to talk with Mark.

Rear Admiral Mike Vitale commenting on the speech.

Veterans from wars past posing for a photograph.

Interview at the end of the ceremony.


MightyMom said...

wow, what an honor!

weren't you just busting with pride?? I know I'd be if he were my boy!

Airborne dad said...

Without question. We are still pooped out from the whole ceremony.