Friday, November 13, 2009

Veteran's Day Parade

This year on Veteran's Day we went to watch the Veteran's Day Parade (one of those nice benefits of living in a military town). Not only was it a fun experience, but it was also a chance to teach our kids about the soldiers who gave (and give) their lives every day. I think it will be a fun family tradition to do every year.

We enjoy so many privileges and freedoms in the wonderful U.S.A, but more often than hearing the positive side of things, we hear complaints and disappointments. Yes, there are disappointments... and decisions that go against our Christian beliefs... and it is sickening to think about how far our country has fallen...

But today was another opportunity to remember the blessings and benefits we enjoy as Americans... to be thankful for the chance to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... to teach our children a part of our American heritage... to remember that freedom isn't free... and to thank God for our soldiers, for our families, and for the sacrifices they've made.

Our first family tailgate party as we waited for the parade to start

Waving to the motorcycles

Enjoying some candy that was given to the kids

The Color Guard

Joshua and Isaiah clapping and cheering for the soldiers, fire trucks, and Army band as they passed by

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