Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011 - Arlington National Cemetery

We loaded up the kids and headed up to Arlington National Cemetery to the Memorial Service this morning... along with thousands of others.

It was a gorgeous sunny, and very HOT day! (102 degrees)
We took a shuttle to the ceremony...



The amphitheater was full by the time we got there, but soon after, they let 500 more people in for standing room only... we made it!
And if you ask me, I think our seats (or standing area) was better anyways because we were out of the  sun!  HOT!
 Trevor and Addison found some 'seats'...

We were right across from where the First Lady sat...
 and thanks to my zoom on my camera, had a great view of the President.


After the service, we stopped by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers...



Trevor & Addison
On our way back, we laid roses on the headstones of the service members who gave their lives for our freedom...




Nick took a minute to help the little ones understand what all these white headstones meant, and why there were so many....







It's very humbling standing amongst all the headstones. 


I hope you all have a beautiful Memorial Day.  Please take a minute if you haven't already, to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us!

1 comment:

LadnersLatest said...

What a great way to spend Memorial Day!