Posted by: Susan | November 15, 2013

Veteran’s Day at our house.


It’s important to us that our children know the importance of Veteran’s Day.  We live in a town where it is celebrated and embraced so on Monday Jim, April and I headed to the Town Square.  Once we got there we met up with Jacob’s class from UC LAUNCH.IMG_3810 IMG_3811The cold day didn’t keep the people from attending.  We had everything for a perfect ceremony… dignitaries

IMG_3816a fly over…

IMG_3817middle school students reading original poems about Veteran’s Day….

IMG_3824and Veterans standing in the cold, remembering the friends they had lost and paying tribute to the Armed Forces.  I want my children to see and experience this.

IMG_3832After the speeches a new statue was unveiled to stand with existing statues.statues  Then it was time for the band to play the different songs for the each branch of the military.

IMG_3836When the Marine Corps Hymn was played Jacob took off his jacket to reveal what shirt he had worn that day.

IMG_3834As the Marine Hymn played he stood in solidarity with his Dad.  He may never be able to join the Marines but he supports them 100%  He earned that shirt by doing 3 pull-ups for the Marine recruiter on the UC campus.

Sam was in school and unable to join us that day but we had taken the family on Sunday to see the Flags of Honor at Spring Grove Cemetery.  Everyone in our family got to celebrate this important day.

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Thank you to all the men and women who have served or are serving in the military.

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