This morning my husband and I went to our city memorial day celebration at the cemetary. It was a very moving ceremony! One of the common themes spoken about was that freedom isn't free. For every freedom we enjoy, someone, somewhere, paid the price so that we can enjoy those freedoms now. Those who gave all followed the motto, "Victory at all costs". On this memorial day, I am so very thankful for those who gave all.
A friend of ours played his bagpipes at the service. It is very moving to hear bagpipes when we think of fallen soldiers. My camera battery was dead, so I used my husband's. The pictures aren't the best.
I love this display that is in memory of those who died in battle.
Several motorcycle groups that support our veterans rode in a parade to the cemetary. I've never seen so many motorcycles in my life!
This is an old time motorcycle. This picture isn't the best, but I loved the outfit of the man standing nearby.
This is an actual living survivor of Pearl Harbor that spoke to us!
This is a veteran's memorial. I love the phrase engraved at the top:
"On fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards the solemn round
the bivouac of the dead."
THis is a memorial to the 9/11 victims
THe service ended with a releasing of doves, and a 21 gun salute by the veteran's organization in our city. It was a moving end!