Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day weekend

I had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I was able to spend a lot of time with family. I took my kids to the Memorial Day service at Beechwoods Cemetery, where my relatives are buried. We had many conversations about what Memorial Day signifies. I know that my kids won't really understand yet, but it is important to start having conversations. I also walked with my family for the wear blue:run to remember in honor of my cousin Michael who was killed in Iraq. This weekend I learned a lot about my heritage. I took pictures of tombstones of my relatives that are Veterans. Here are a few pictures.

This is me and my kids all dressed and ready to walk in honor of my cousin Sunday night. It was rained out so we actually walked Monday.

My Great-Great-Great Grandfather James Welsh served in the Civil War.

My Grandpa Billy Preston was a WW2 Veteran. 

 My cousin Michael's tombstone. He gave the ultimate sacrifice in 2007.

My Aunt Nancy and my mom walking on Sunday for the memorial walk.

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