|My Dad - age 19|
I'm loving this weather - right now there is a soft gentle rain. The birds are loving it and it's soft enough to where they just continue their singing and chirping. We have some LOUD birds in our yard this year. They wake me up every morning - that is the way we should wake up. Naturally. I think it makes for a better day.
Memorial Day is one of those days, where saying, "Have a happy memorial day" just doesn't fit. So I don't say it. Drives me batty though when store cashiers say it. I realize they are really meaning the "weekend" part, but it still bugs me. Also because we as a couple. are very active in anything having to do with Veterans affairs: Plus he is chaplain at VFW, works at Cal Vet, is retired military etc. We notice those things.
|Dad in Korea|
So today we'll do what we always do - and that is go up to the Veterans Cemetery for the memorial day services. That is where my Dad, a Korean war vet is laid to rest. I always feel such peace when I am there and it amazes me how fast the cemetery is filling up. Mostly with WW2 and Korean War Vets but now the Vietnam Era and Iraq and Afghanistan.
|The Korean War Memorial at our Veterans Cemetery|
It is also a place where The Husband and I will also be - WE have that part all per-arranged.
I watched the National Memorial Day concert last night on PBS and it was touching. We also watched the movie Hanoi Hilton and the Pianist. I have always enjoyed watching historical dramas.