Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day



More than 1,000 people turned out to pay respects to Jacksonville area veterans at yesterday's Memorial Day Ceremony. Mark, his girlfriend and Gayle attended. I couldn't go because I unceremoniously blew out my back this weekend (chiropractor this afternoon)so I missed seeing Mark in his Class A's with his SGT stripes. It was heartwarming to know that so many people still take the time to remember what our service men and women have done for us.

4 comments:

AirmanMom said...

I hope your back is feeling better. What a wonderful way for Mark to spend Memorial Day!
~AM

kbug said...

I just wish there were more who remembered the day for what it really is. Hope you back gets better soon, take care...

MightyMom said...

I'm with kbug.

so many blogs keep talking about how it's a day to remember Grandma Sue who died last year in her sleep at 98.

WRONG-O...

aarrrggh drove me nuts!

Airborne dad said...

AMM,
My guess Mark will be there every Memorial Day.

KBUG/MM,

I confess to having forgotten the meaning of Memorial Day a ways back. Memorial Day started summer and Labor Day ended it. But over the years, that's changed for us and lot of others. But an awful lot of people don't get it.