Nature, art and everyday living. Finding joy in simplicity.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day Parade
Some more of Mom's roses are blooming this weekend, others have been scorched by the sun already. I feel so lucky when I can see them as buds before they bloom, rosebuds are special. The church bells have been ringing all day and we had a parade go down our street, the only one that does all year. The other parades are always on main street, but this is the Memorial Day parade so it goes to the cemetery for a ceremony to honor the veterans with the band and flags that ends with a 21 gun salute and a loud canon. This time they had a big covered wagon for the veterans to ride in the parade, and they all seemed happy about that suggestion.
All we have of freedom, all we use or know- This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. ~ Rudyard Kipling (1899)