Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Part 2

Hartland's big celebration each year is Memorial Day. The whole town comes out to celebrate. They do a really good job of honoring our veterans which is what the day is really all about. One house away is the historical cemetery and they had a nice ceremony there. The high school band played patriotic music, the VA hospital brings the vets over so they are honored appropriately, a pastor gives and invocation and there is a 21 gun salute followed by taps. It's really nice.
We went from there and watched the parade. I sure wish Hannah and James had been there to see their friends, teachers and so many more in the parade. It's just not the same without them. Chris, Angie, Mom and Dad came down and spent the day with us. After the parade we played games and cooked out. What a nice, relaxing day.
I put captions on all these pictures, but for some reason they are not there now.


Angie said...

I had such a great time with all of you, Pam! Thanks for having us! It was such a nice, relaxing day. :)

chris k said...

Love the car hat on Evan.
the sprawled out picture of your Dad is great.
It looks like it was a memorable Memorial Day.

Jenny LaBo said...

Looks like fun. My dad would say thank you for honoring the vets! It's so important.
Oh and I clicked on the View all Images button and I could see your captions!
I love that you guys dressed in red white and blue!

Anonymous said...

I accidently put my curser on each picture as it went by and I could read your captions.

The Speer's said...

Looks like a great day. Great pictures.

Chris said...

Pam we had a great day at your house!! :) Thanks for having us. I always enjoy hanging out with my family and it was nice to have Angie there with us too. The picture of Evan with the sucker turned out good :) I also like the one with dad and Evan.

Kara said...

I also liked the picture of Evan and his sucker! :) It was fun to see your town, but that parade was sorely missing tractors... were there any tractors?

Oh and that was a beautiful picture of the American flag ,Pam!

Jenny LaBo said...

I love that hat!