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Mosaic Moments Scrapbooking - Memorial Day

Upon arrival at the Arlington National Cemetery a sign is displayed reminding visitors to please conduct themselves with dignity and respect. 

While we were in the Washington DC area, Kevin and I decided to take our children to see our nations most sacred shrine. The visit was a wonderful opportunity to teach Cole (5) and Alexis (12) about "dignity and respect"  as we talked to them about the cemetery, those who are laid to rest there, and how we can show our respect and gratitude for their sacrifice and service.

We walked through the cemetery to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and watched as soldiers performed a ceremony, "The Changing of the Guards." All who are present are asked to remain standing, in complete silence, for the duration of  the ceremony.

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Cole is a typical 5 year old boy. He is a little on the wiggly side; but, he did a really good job during the ceremony. Kevin only had to remind him to be silent once, with a quick shush, when he started to make a little noise.

We are grateful for all of the men and women who have served in our military and especially those who have given their very lives to preserve the freedom we hold dear. May their families be blessed in their sacrifices and always be honored by their country.

 

Shared by Tami Potter on May 28, 2012 | Memory Date: May 28, 2012
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The layout pictures are beautiful and capture the moment! Way to go Cole!
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  June 21, 2012 at 12:23 am   
We were there last year at this time and it is a very moving experience. You captured the beauty and the feeling very well.
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  May 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm   
Caught a peek of this on the blog this morning and fell in love with the fall colors. The contrast of the vibrancy of the fall leaves and the somber, quiet, of the cemetary is breath taking.
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  May 29, 2012 at 4:41 am   
     

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