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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fun Monday

Our wonderful hostess this week is Janis and here is her assignment:

Since Next Tuesday is Veterans Day, I thought it would be nice to salute our Veterans and show our appreciation. Photo requirement of something patriotic.

Perfect assignment for today...thanks Janis.

Last year on Veteran's Day my husband took our son and others boys in his cub scout troop to the local cemetery. They placed flags the graves of veterans. Dave said it was a powerful reminder of all the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces. Looking out over a field of red, white, and blue brought tears to his eyes.
Each flag was placed and they saluted the veteran. A show of respect and honor was freely given to the people who gave so much.

The following pictures were taken at our local 4th of July parade.
Uncle Sam was there!!

I wanted to post a poem today, but I couldn't find anything that fully expressed my feelings. I then had the brilliant idea of asking my resident poet to write a poem in honor of Veteran's Day. She sat down and wrote the following poem in about 30 minutes....I wish my brain worked like that!!

They care about us.
They fight for us.
They are amazing people.
They are veterans.
Veterans fight for our rights.
Veterans are celebrated
On this day and everyday.
We show them we are care.
We are proud of them.
By: Cassie


The Church Lady said...

What a great idea to do with the scout troop. I am a Girl Scout leader and I may have to do this sometime with the girls. Love the poem too!

Heather said...

Very cool poem and great pictures, Alison!

Jan said...

Great post, Alison. I love Cassie's poem, of course. The '58 chevy in the parade is like the one I learned to drive. Ours wasn't red, a convertible, or lowered, but otherwise, just the same!

lisaschaos said...

I always love going to the cemeteries when they're full of flags (which is often around here), I pause at the graves and am so thankful!

Faye said...

Excellent sentiments Cassie! How come young people can speak so eloquently when we adults worry so much about whether what we say sounds "right".

Love those earnest little cubbies. They'll remember this experience forever.

Sarah said...

It's so good to do something as a group tribute isn't it - makes everything so much more meaningful.

What a beautiful poem too.

{i}Post said...

What a great idea to commemorate Veteran's Day. Thanks for sharing!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wonderful....gooseflesh!! Excellent tribute.

Mine's posted...scroll down to the last of my Monday blog. See you there.

Sayre said...

Gotta love the 30-minute Poet!!! That was a very moving poem.

My son just joined cub scouts, and they don't have anything planned like that - perhaps I will suggest it for next year (our den seems to be a bit disorganized).

red-white-blue swampy said...

Kudos to Cassie for a well-written poem. Kind and Caring...

Love the photos.

Great idea for the scouts. Patriotism needs to "be taught" everywhere.

Janis said...

wonderfulgroup outing, it's good to teach our young people about how much our freedom means to us. I love the poem. wish I could write like that. Thanks for sharing

Slick said...

Amen Alison, veterans are so overlooked for the most part...

We each owe them our freedom.

Great post!

IamwhoIam said...

Our local scouts also post flags, and some of the of the older grave yards our out in the middle of no where, it is often a 1/2 or more hike to get to them, and there is only one or two graves yet I see the new Flag post every year when I got treking through the woods.
So Thanks to people like you and your family for care enough to continue the rite.

ChrisB said...

What a lovely way to get the scouts involved in Veterans Day.
Cassie has written a beautiful poem.

Tracy said...

Great patriotic pictures from the west coast. I think everyone enjoyed this assignment.

Jennifer said...

God Bless America!!

Irene Latham said...

Go Cassie! Hugs to all you veterans out there. THANKS.

Karmyn R said...

I always wondered who was out there putting the flags on our Veterans graves.

This year, my cub scout will be marching in the Veterans day parade. I am hoping it doesn't rain!

storyteller said...

Cassie’s poem is wonderful … and your post is a lovely reminder of the ways we can engage children in ‘remembrance’ … Thanks for sharing. I didn’t have time to post earlier today, so I’ve included a ‘belated’ Fun Monday in an ‘early’ Tuesday post at Small Reflections … just because.
Hugs and blessings,

Lala said...

We always feel things a little more deeply when we involve our children, yes? Thank you for sharing that great story!

Mother Goose said...

I love this! Yes, let us show our appreciation and gratitude to those who defend our rights and freedoms! Great post!

grace said...

WOW, thanks, what a great post

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