Taking all our children to Arlington National Cemetery is something that we would like to do someday. We want them to see the changing of the guard, feel the weight of what men and women have done for us and continue to do, and be thankful to live in the United States.
Today is Memorial Day. Today we took our kids to Cedar Memorial to drive around and see and talk about the flags by the graves of those who served our country and served it well. And today was honestly the first day I think I actually let it sink in what all those flags meant. It brought tears to the brims of my eyes. I am thankful that these men and women loved our country; loved their fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, friends, strangers enough to stand up for us. I get to receive the freedom to live a pretty mundane life without fear because of them.
This post today is in honor of them. Teach your children about the freedoms we have and who protects them. Teach them to have respect for this country and the lives that protect it. Take them to the cemetery so they can see the weight of their freedom. And always honor those that served.