Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day Parade

The boys and I went downtown this morning for the Veterans Day parade. Dave had to work so I loaded them all up in the BOB and walked around until we found a perfect place to sit.
The Wa-Hi marching band came through and they were dancing to the music
We all sat on the curb and watched the parade. Colt loved waiting for all the candy and would yell "thank you" every time he got a piece. Jax just preferred sitting on the curb eating the candy that Colt was collecting. I had to intervene or he would have eaten candy all morning!
Colt pointing out who was going to give him candy next. It was all about the candy, though they did like seeing the men in Army attire (like Uncle Travis they said) and the fireman (like Uncle Andy).
Case was entertained and sat on my lap not making a sound the entire parade.
Dave and I spent some time this morning explaining to the boys about Veterans Day and what it means. Both boys understand that their Uncle Travis spent the last year fighting "bad guys" in Afghanistan, they always want to pray for him to be kept safe. That helped Colt understand it a little bit better since he actually knows Travis. We talked about being an American and what it means to be free. Not an easy concept to grasp for a 2 and 4 year old but I'm thankful for this day as a reminder of how lucky we are to be truly free and grateful for everyone that has served, is serving and will serve to keep our country safe.

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