We always celebrated on Memorial Day with picnics and we have a family picnic today. But today for the first time it has really sunk in for my family. The price that these men and women pay to insure our freedom.
This morning my cub scout group participated in our towns Memorial Day Parade. I walked along with them since I am the leader of the Tiger group. At one point in the parade as the cub scouts were walking into the cemetery a group of people started clapping for them. These boys were proud as they carried the flags and waved to the nearby people. The thing the most moved me was after the parade was over. We were standing a good distance away from the ceremony going on at the cemetery. We were waiting for some parents to come pick up their boys. When they raised the flag and started singing the National Anthem I witnessed something amazing.
To see these young boys who are only 7 years old realize the significance of this was truly moving. I was so proud that my son thought to do this first and that his fellow cub scouts who I have taught all year joined in and truly showed us adults what today is all about.
Please join me in honoring those who have fallen, those who are still serving, and those who serve at home. Please pray for the families who have lost loved ones. Families who still have loved ones away from home serving their country. Also don't forget to pray and honor our local men and women who serve us. These are the firefighters and police officers around the country that fight every day to protect us here at home. Today is a day of remembrance and honor. Please take a moment today to do that. Thank you and God Bless.