Having gone from 2-16" of snow each week between April 1st until last week, it doesn't seem possible that it's nearing Memorial Day weekend. The Patriotic Holidays as I like to call them are beginning! Out come the red, white and blue vignettes which stay up for Flag Day through the 4th of July at our house.
My son enlisted in the Air Force after graduation, he was a Senior in High School when 9/11 happened. The Greatest Generation book inspired him, he had played in band at a Veteran's Day Memorial Service on the Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor during his Junior year.
When I buy flowers each spring I plant a Victory Garden as a way of remember my son's service each year. He's a Technical Sergeant now, in August we will recognize his first 11 years of military service, he plans to do 20. Stationed far away now, we have to fly over the ocean to see him...yes, he's at Hickam in Pearl Harbor now!