Tuesday, May 31, 2016

WW: Memorial Day {Linky}

We have a park here in Omaha, Nebraska called Memorial Park. Naturally on Memorial Day there's a ceremony that goes on every year.

We haven't been to the event in a few years. It just so happens that we usually have a family gathering during that day, but didn't this year.

On our way there my husband spotted a kite in the trees. Can you see it?


Someone lost a lion kite.


Here's a detail of a few trees we passed by:



A little mossy spot in a tree. I pictured fairies to live inside it.



My husband the tree hugger.


We had to wait awhile for speeches to begin. We brought a few blankets, and played a Spanish game on an American holiday.


The flag was pretty flying above us.


 



A jet flew by. Parachuter's jumped in honor of our Veterans.



Police officers and Firefighters were there in honor of our Veterans to.


We listened to a lot of speeches that day. I sent my husband away to go play with the kids. It was just too long for them to sit still. They stayed for most of it though.

While other parents pushed their kids on the swings, my husband swung with them.



I was thankful for men and women that died protecting our country. I was also thankful for family. 

Do you do anything special for Memorial Day? 

 

15 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks like a nice way to spend the day. We went for a hike.

Rhonda Albom said...

I lichen the tree hugger. Sorry, couldn't resist. :)

Masshole Mommy said...

It rained here, so we had a cook-in at my parent's house. It was still nice to be with family.

stevebethere said...

What a great day loved the photos and your hubby's tree hugging heheh!

Joyce Lansky said...

Good eye with the kite; the liken on the tree means you have fresh air, and finally, I love the swing photo. Looks like you had a great day.

Patrick weseman said...

What a nice park.

Harry Flashman said...

It's good you took the kids. I wish more people would do that.

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a lovely way to spend the holiday. Mariah went to her boyfriend's cookout, so Jason, Allison and I went kayaking and got a little too much sun.

Kristi Maloney said...

Looks like a great Memorial Day to me. I enjoyed your photos. Here? It rained for 1/2 the day....but cleared up. :)

pixiedusk said...

That looks like a fab day! Its always fun when you are with your fam isnt it?

Belated Happy Memorial Day.

Teresa Kindred said...

Do you remember the scene in Mary Poppins about flying kites? At least I think it was that movie. Anyway, loved the pictures! Thanks for sharing and do visit me at NanaHood.com if you have the time. Teresa

~ Noelle said...

Looks like yall had a fun time!!! I wish we did more at the parks, but it is just hotter than hades here, so outdoor time is normally (hopefully) by a pool of some sorts! :)
Love all of the photos!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

All we did on Memorial Day was stay home and play catch up! Looks like you had way lots of fun.

Stephanie@stephsjoy said...

What a great day for a celebration. That photo of your tree hugger is totally priceless.

Susan Faw said...

The kite caught me. Some poor dad is buying a new one right this minute lol!

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