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!