Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day

Our town does only one parade a year, and that's the Memorial Day parade (we have to go to the next town over for the others throughout the year). They also do a tribute to those who have given their lives for freedom and a 21-gun salute.  It's nice.

The parade this year started off with the military men, and it took all of three seconds for people to stand and clap as they walked and drove by. It was loud, and it was awesome! I was very happy to live here in this town when they did that...it was very heartfelt, very touching, and very well deserved.

Sporting his American Flag face paint.
I'm tellin' ya, the kid had the spirit. :)

The rest of the day was spent having fun.  There was a bounce house obstacle course, face painting, balloons, etc. Later in the day hubby cooked burgers and hot dogs on the grill and I made the sides. He also told me he saw a survey online that noted 65% of the gazillion respondents said they do not grill out on Memorial Day. I was surprised, I thought it would be way more who said yes. I'm glad we were in the minority for that one, I think Memorial Day (if the weather is nice) is the perfect excuse to break out the BBQ.

Back to the grindstone today, but a big hurrah for long, relaxing, holiday weekends!

68 comments:

Kristie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! We did pretty much the same things...although we rode in the fire engine in the parade...love seeing all the smiling faces! :-) We had brats on the grill that evening. Spent the rest of the day getting our plants and borrowing my parents rotortiller...unfortunately our garden is still too wet to plant :-(

Anonymous said...

For your city just to have one parade, this is a perfect one to have. It has that full meaning and there is so much we can learn and teach our little ones from memorial day, honoring and giving tribute to does that have gone before us defending our rights and ways of living.
It's nice to see that you took advantage of this day and had quality time with your family.

Pat Hatt said...

Big hurrah indeed, think we need more of those at our feed. Sounds like a great day at your bay.

Jen said...

What a wonderful time! Love the picture. :)

Sandee said...

Sounds like you had a great time.

We don't BBQ on Memorial Day. I can't remember if we ever have. I don't thing so.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Janine Huldie said...

Sounded like the perfect holiday weekend and like you now trying to get back to the grind, but slowly lol :)

Tee Mccluskey said...

I am right there with you BBQ's are awesome! I am so thankful that we are able to BBQ and feel safe at home or where ever while doing so because of the men and woman who protect us!

Liz Mays said...

I know I was grilling out yesterday! I'm not sure if I always do it on Memorial Day, but I sure did yesterday. Delicious!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad those watching the parade paid honor. Sounds like you had a great day!

Brian Miller said...

our town does not have a memorial day parade....SAD...we did have an hour long honors presentation..was, ok...we went to the mountains for the weekend, which was amazing...

Masshole Mommy said...

It was rainy here, so we didn't go to the parade in our town (if they even still had it). We ended up having a lazy day, but hit NYC on Sunday, so a good rest was ok with all of us.

Aimee Fauci said...

We actually ate leftover grilled hamburgers on Memorial Day.. does that count? Love Memorial Day ceremonies...

Ann Jones said...

We didn't grill out, honestly our grill hasn't seen the light of day in a long time :) My husband needs to sand and re-paint it and he just hasn't been motivated. It sounds like you had a great Memorial Day!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

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Candace Taylor said...

What a nice way to spend the day. We did not grill on memorial day. One of the first days this has happened for us.

Colette S said...

That is very good that your town does this. I wish we had something like that near by.

And with the past few days I was soo grateful that it was a holiday too so the kids could relax and get some much needed rest.

Very interesting survey!

Shell said...

Sounds like a great parade! We didn't get to ours this year.

Kay Adeola said...

Sounds like you had a great time,It was nice to have a long weekend for me but i am glad its back to normality now lol.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Awww, the wee guy is both handsome AND filled with the spirit! So glad you and yours had a good holiday!

I haven't seen a Memorial Day parade in this area for years, which deeply saddens me. Goodness, I haven't even seen folk selling poppies for several years.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

It's great that you live in a town, plus have a child, with true spirit and the right priorities. Your bbq sounds yummy too - a great Memorial Day, with honor to our troops - you did it right!

Cascia Talbert said...

It sounds like you had a great Memorial Day. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Sounds like a great town. And nice that you are close enough to drive to a neighboring one for other parades.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

The Parade sounds wonderful! =)
Sounds like you had a great day!

Elephant's Child said...

It sounds like a most excellent day.

alissa apel said...

It sounds like you have a fun tradition going on. We used to go to Memorial Day Park, but now it's the only day all the families can get together to celebrate the May birthdays. I like celebrating those to. I do miss the park a bit.

Kristi Maloney said...

Yesterday I went to the movies with my best friend sans kids, sans husband! That could be the start of a new tradition! We saw Blended w/ Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. I see it is getting some bad reviews, but I thought it was cute! :)

Jenn@Sweet T Makes Three said...

Glad you had a nice weekend! I cheated on the BBQ and went to the local BBQ stand. ;)

Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

Sounds like a wonderful time and a great picture!

Tiffany Cruz said...

Only 1 parade? That's wild to me, it's probably only crazy to me because I'm from Louisiana, we have parades for everything here. With that being said, it's nice to know your town does a Memorial Day parade. What a great way to get out with your family and teach your children about our country and the men and women who have and are currently serving to protect us and keep us free.

Janell said...

I don't think I have ever been to a memorial day parade. I think that is something I may look for next year.

debdenny said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Nice to be safe to celebrate Memorial day

Felicia Carter said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. We had to go to school :(

Sister's Saving Cents said...

I would have been in tears at the parade. I always cry at those things but it's a respectful cry. .One that kinda makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy inside

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

That is great to have a parade for Memorial Day! My kids had to go to school for a make up day, so I ended up going into the office too

Krystal Butherus said...

It's nice to have a relaxing day with family! I missed our town's parade but hope to catch the next one on July 4th.

Jenni said...

We stayed home and did some outside work this year on Memorial Day. The husband cleaned out the gutters and I did some cleaning on the patio. We did cook out that evening though. As always, we remember those fallen on Memorial Day. My dad and brother are both Marines and I'm thankful that they're with me every day.

Virginia Higgins said...

Sounds like a fun day. We barbecued... in the rain. It was great fun.

Chatty Crone said...

I think you had a great day - love Oscar's shirt - I remember Sesame Street!

Christie C said...

We sadly do not have a Memorial Day Parade here. Glad you had a relaxing holiday

Theresa Mahoney said...

We missed the parade here because I was sooo tired after two long days at Cedar Point. We didn't even invite anyone over, but Jason and I did burgers on the grill just for us. Earlier that day we were driving to the next town over and I pointed out to the hubs that I didn't smell one grill going. What is up with that!? 65% of people have it all wrong lol.

Chelsea Olivia said...

Sounds like a great day! Glad you enjoyed yourselves :)

The Puzzled Palate said...

My city does a parade for every holiday or non-holiday! Now that I think about it- they did not do one for memorial day... odd!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I'm glad the parade was for the military guys, they deserve it

Amanda Her said...

Sounds like you had a great day. I'm glad your town has a Memorial Day parade - so much fun!

Joyce Lansky said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend.

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valmg said...

We usually do grill on Memorial Day, after any ceremonies or parades we go to to honor the real reason behind Memorial Day.

valmg said...

I'm also surprised so many people say they don't BBQ on Memorial Day, it seems like so many do. - Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

Maria said...

so glad you all had a happy memorial day! the parade sounds like a lot of fun! love the flag face painting! pippy got her first "paint" this weekend...she loved it!
I hope you have a wonderful week, rosey!
much love xoxox
maria

Amanda said...

What a wonderful Memorial Day! We watched a parade too!

Justin Knight said...

It was so great having that extra day off, wasn't it? I think it's great that your son already has a since of pride about our country!

BrettBMartin said...

we do a parade here in town- it's a BIG THING in our tiny town. and i love love love it. of course it's a battle of yankees and red sox apparel in red, white and blue too

ebcoupons said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful town with all of us!

Candy said...

Sounds like such an awesome parade. Thanks for sharing.

Janeane Davis said...

In our area, there was a Memorial Day parade and my daughter got to film it for the local PACTV station.

DeDa Studios said...

Sounds like a fun town event. I love to attend parades - especially Memorial Day and July 4th

lisamc7 said...

Sound like a lot of fun you have in town! We have Pride Week the week before Memorial Day with a parade too.

Savory Experiments said...

My niece marched in the Memorial Day parade in Rochester, NY this year. It was so special to watch her!

Maddi'sMommy said...

Our town only does the 4th of july so I know what you mean about traveling to the next town over. It seems like you guys had fun though!

Cam said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. It was a perfect mesh of honoring the day and having some family time!

~ Noelle said...

how nice!
we planned to bbq - - - but it was POURING DOWN RAIN

Couponing in Central Florida! said...

sounds fun. we had a nice bbq at home.

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

sounds like your family had a great Memorial Day. We definitely grilled that day and had a wonderful day!

Toni Patton said...

Sounds like y'all had a great memorial day!!! We spent ours at the beach.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosie .. that's good you all participated .. lovely looking lad! Cheers Hilary

Cassie Tucker said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time. I'm loving his shirt btw :)

Christina Shirley said...

It sounds like you had a great time! I can't believe more people don't cookout!

Carla said...

My husband grilled on Memorial Day this year. He doesn't always, it just depends on what is going on. We went to a BBQ on Sunday as well.

Autumn said...

I love Memorial Day - not just because it is a long weekend, but because of the meaning behind the celebration. It sounds like you and your family had a wonderful day!