|Arlington National Cemetary during the 2014 laying of the wreaths |
with the Air Force Memorial in the background.
My father served in the Air Force for 26 years, so I thought it was fitting.
In keeping with that, we've been decorating the house and DH is coming home to meet family this year. I find myself visiting my father's grave and being thankful for the upkeep and annual wreaths and flags faithfully placed on his gravesite. It's comforting to me that he's still getting a little Christmas down here while I parties with the birthday boy up there.
My mother has not gotten to decorate in the past few years, something I'd like to change, the way she used to - partially because she was grieving and partially due to the amount of work it takes. This year, my sister and I participated in Wreaths Across America and helped lay wreaths not just for our father but many others who faithfully served. It's reminded me that I need to do more for not only those who have passed on, but the ones left behind with us as well. Here are some other pics I took at the cemetary. I'm sure there will be snazzy professional ones that come out later, but here you go.