On Memorial Day, we walked the mile or so to the Green to watch the Memorial Day Parade. We thought that that would give our children a sense of community and history. We wanted the school aged boys to experience what they read in their Social Studies lessons.
I wanted to turn the photos in monochrome. However, my husband pointed out that it would remove an essential detail – color – from the uniforms which the Vets proudly wore.
That was a good point from my husband. The uniforms are part of their soldierly identity. They are part of history.
Anyway, the children may not have appreciated the full import of what they watched. But they did enjoy the other parts of the parade – the soldiers in their regalia, the Civil War actors, the bands. Maybe, as they grow older, they will appreciate more the great service that the Veterans and the soldiers rendered.
To all the men in uniform, our thanks for the service. (And at this point, please allow me to include the soldiers who serve and have served my motherland). 🙂
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