I TRY to see big picture, and plan accordingly and give way too much advice-working on that. I share my life with: SH (sweet Husband), SS(sweet Son), SD(sweet Daughter), SSIL (sweet son in law), SGS(sweet Grandson), SCs (sweet cats), extended family and friends.
Kiwanis is a service organization that SH and I belong to. For the past few years our club has been putting yellow ribbons in the center of town, along the route that our Veteran's Day Parade takes. Today we refreshed those ribbons. This is a view looking up the steps of the Veterans Memorial Park to the flag area. The steps are made of inscribed paving bricks. They were purchased in honor and memory of Veterans. It is very moving to walk those steps and read those names and ranks. We also have a section of bricks honoring Killed In Action soldiers, ranging from the Civil War to the Iraq War. The names on all the bricks are of the soldiers, but they represent many more people-their parents, their wives, their children, their siblings, their grandparents, neighbors and friends. We honor all Veterans in this small way. Thank you to all of them for what they have done in such a large way.