Remembering Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

Yesterday before I typed my entry, I thought about other ways Memorial Day would be different this year. In Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf said no to the Boy Scouts for decorating and honouring the veterans buried at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens. I thought about it and I asked mom if we could go to the cemetery for Memorial Day.

I thought I would pick up some red, white and blue carnations this morning at Wegmans, but they didn’t have any. They only had Patriotic bouquets, so I picked up one for Pop-Pop. Pop-pop, as you might remember, was in the Air Force during Korea and Vietnam. We also bought a flag for him.

Mom and I went over to Valley Forge Memorial Gardens and we visited Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop. We had a moment of silence, then decorated the grave and took photos. We also drove by the veteran section and had a moment of silence too. I was happy to see that there were flags decorating their graves and their loved ones had visited, decorating graves with the same adornments we decorated Pop-Pop’s with. This made me so happy to see; our dead should never be forgotten, regardless of military status or not.


Happy Memorial Day to all of my American readers and followers! Happy unofficial start to the summer!

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2 thoughts on “Remembering Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It was sweet of you and your mom to do some bonding today, buy Patriotic floral arrangements and visit the grave sites of your Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens. It must have been a moving sight to scan the Gardens and observe a sea of decorations in honor of our fallen heroes. I am now reminded of the folk song written by Pete Seeger and popularized by Johnny Rivers – “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” which contains the words: “Where have all the graveyards gone? Gone to flowers every one.”

    Have a good rest of your evening, dear friend JM, and I hope to see you tomorrow!


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