Sunday, May 24, 2015

Our World Tuesday: Memorial Day

Memorial Day in Woodbury is a real small-town affair with the veterans, the Free Masons, the Boy Scouts, the Junior Woman (still don't get that), the Revolutionary and Civil war reenanctors, and the GOP making their way down Main Street to the Civil War memorial and the canon.  A disgraced former state senator drives the pickup full of Republicans, but nobody minds.  Of course, the high school band adds some flair to the procession as well as the commemoration at the monument.

This Korea veteran, below, said he thought there would have been more people on the sides of the street.  I felt that way, too.  I hope the veterans felt the appreciation of the people who were there.

We attend two parades because the high school band marches in both Woodbury and Bethlehem.  In truth, I was feeling  a little resentful, thinking we can never do anything else on Memorial Day weekend because of the band commitment.  I think this every year, and then I get there and realize there really is nothing else to do this weekend.  We remember the dead and honor the living.  And say thank you.

Our World Tuesday