On this Memorial Day I was hoping for a sunny day but it was cloudy and overcast. It was a good to be there among the graves of so many that have served to protect and defend our great country. On Saturday the Boy Scouts put flags on all the graves and today there were other volunteers putting a red or white carnation on each grave. They did one row with all white carnations and the next row was red so the rows alternated white and red throughout the cemetery. Next year I would like to be a part of placing the carnations on the graves. I think it would be an honor to do that.
When we first arrived we saw this woman who was talking to someone that there was not a flag on the grave she was there to see. Since the flags were put out on Saturday by the Boy Scouts there were no flags available to put on the grave today. Both Abigail and Annah brought with them their flags that they got from a program that they participated in at Camp Nelson last year on Flag Day. When I heard that the lady was missing a flag I asked the girls if one of them might be willing to give the woman their flag to place on the grave that she was there to visit and Annah volunteered. What a nice thing to do and that really made that woman's day!