Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wreaths for Vets

This morning the boys and I had the privilege of laying wreaths at the graves of many of our Veterans. We joined many other volunteers (many from our battalion, some who even rode in the motorcycle ride prior to the laying of the wreaths) to honor those who have served. It was a cold, rainy morning but I am so proud of how the boys didn't complain. They wanted to lay as many wreaths as they could. We laid wreaths in honor of our fallen Soldiers from 8-10 Cavalry. And then we went out and laid wreaths among the graves. We got to meet a lot of people, mostly widows who wanted to tell us about their spouses. One of them had brought a chair and sat under an umbrella as she watched the activity around her. The spouse of the very first Soldier buried at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery was there honoring her husband. It was a humbling sight for sure. I am grateful for the opportunity to honor our veterans in this small way and feel blessed to have been able to share it with my boys. It so important for us to teach our children about those who have served and to teach them how to honor their legacies.

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
---George S. Patton, Jr.

Check out Wreaths for Vets for more information.

Some of the motorcycle riders.Michael laying a wreath.

Daniel laying a wreath.Neil laying a wreath.The boys with the wreaths they laid.Central Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial.
The marble monument that has SFC Bryant Herlem, SGT Jose Gomez, SGT Brandon Teeters, SGT Jeremy King and CPT James Funkhouser on it. Bryant is the pic in the middle in his stetson.I love this pic, I think Michael took it.


Anonymous said...

What an awesome thing to be a part of. God bless our heroes.

J.R. and Michelle said...

I am in tears right now. You are raising strong men that will have a better understanding of all they are blessed with than the average person does. I bet it was a wonderful experience.