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Sunday, May 24, 2009

How to raise a patriot

Yesterday morning my favorite cub scout and his fearless den leader awoke at 5:30 am.


Our truck was loaded up with flags and driven to a local cemetery.



Each hero was given a flag and a few words of thanks.



This is how to raise a patriot. Now pardon me while I go sew back on all of my buttons that have burst off.



For other thoughts on Memorial Day, please feel free to read this
post.

21 comments :

LiLi M. said...

Here we honour the soldiers and other people that have given their life for our freedom and the victims of war May 4th and May 5th. I was impressed by your post of last year too, I too have visited several cemetaries in France and I can feel as you do, as my mothers' uncle never returned home from war (WW I) too and that was still an issue when I was a kid. My great uncle died in 1918 and I was born in1961! Have a nice weekend with thoughts and pic nics!

The Kramer Angle said...

Love your post! I did the same thing with my kids (Cub Scout and Boy Scout) yesterday morning. Check out my post:

www.thekramerangle.com

Liz said...

Hi Laura! It's true, we have to teach our kids patriotism. Our schools no longer do. It is an attitude that we have to show by example. I'm proud of Sweet Boy too. Your doing a great job!

I hope you have a Great Memorial Weekend! Our flag will be hanging high!

~Liz

ScrappinAway said...

What a nice post! I would be proud also.

Mom in High Heels said...

Good for them! What a wonderful thing for them to do. My ds will be a Wolf Scout next year (he's a Tiger this year) and dh (who is going to be his den leader) is thinking of taking them to a cemetery next year to do this.
We just got home from going to the Lorraine American Military Cemetery in St. Avold, France. They had a huge ceremony for memorial day and I was stunned by how many people were there, American and European. One of the American girl scout troops teamed up with the French scouts (apparently co-ed) to place a US and French flag on every grave before the ceremony today. There are 10,500 graves (all American from WWII) which adds up to 21,000 flags. I was very impressed. It was a nice ceremony and a great way to show ds the toll of war and sacrifice.

Maison Douce said...

What a wonderful thing... You have every right to be super proud!!!
Isabel

Joy said...

Very well done indeed.

Mildred said...

Great photos and you should be very proud!

heather said...

What a great service that is!

TattingChic said...

I'm sending a pat on the back for your boyscout! Happy Memorial Day! :)

Kathy said...

Such a good thing for a youngster to do to learn about our country and our fallen heroes. I'd be awfully proud too.

Anonymous said...

Laura, you are right to be proud. Your story made me feel warm today. Thank you and your son. Have a good Memorial Day. Sally

Robin Thomas: A Nest With a View said...

I LOVE that! What a great photo of the scout leader and wee patriot!

Anonymous said...

Thank your boy scout for all of us! What a wonderful memory for him to carry into adulthood.

Muthering Heights said...

That is absolutely precious!

Maija said...

What a wonderful way to instill a sense of honor and pride in our country and those who serve!

ceekay said...

I just learned about the scouts doing this on TV yesterday. Fantastic! I always wondered how the flags got there! BTW, you look so cute at Bliss. Can't wait to see what you bought!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now THAT is precious! My husband is an Eagle Scout, and I know this would make him so proud to see this...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tea Time With Melody said...

I love to see this. The Boy Scouts do it right!

Nan said...

What a great thing to do! Our little guys are slowly understanding patriotism. Here are my 2 on Memorial Day...

http://playfuldecor.blogspot.com/2009/05/wordless-wednesday.html

French Basketeer said...

So bittersweet, so touching. Your Sweet Little Boy honoring and caring for the veterans while, while he will enjoy his freedom thanks to their sacrifices... I'm getting a tear in my eye....