We honor the men and women who died so that freedom might live. Let us resolve by word and deed to emphasize the Privilege and Duty of Patriotism. God Bless America and may God protect our Troops.
Friday, June 04, 2010
On Monday we attended the Memorial Day Service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The service was scheduled at 10:00 a.m. We parked at the designated parking lot and instead of taking the shuttle bus, we decided to walk since it was a comfortable morning and not raining like last year. After the ceremony, we walked back to where we parked. The program was long, over 2 hours, but it was partly cloudy so the humidity was not unbearable. It would have been shorter if we could find the way to cut out the speeches by the politicians! We spoke to a Rabbi from Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel and told him that the benediction he gave was very moving and heartfelt.
Next year I should remember to have the camera ready to take better photos of the planes flying over. It was not listed in the program and no announcement was made. I would have loved to capture the above B-52 Bomber flying above the flag.