Memorial Day

Okay so we went to the cemeteries, Fort Dodge, and Waterloo on Thursday, and Waterloo and Rock Island on Friday. People look at us so strange when well tell them we are spending our days off going to the cemeteries, people need to start doing that again, I mean, it is called Memorial Day to honor our Veterans and of course all those who have passed away and gone before us. It was very hard this year since losing dad, and driving to Fort Dodge and driving to Rock Island was awful, not the traffic that was fine but the detours, the bridge was out in Fort Dodge so we had to go in a back way, then the bridge was out to the Arsenal in Rock Island so we had to go a back way, then getting lost sucks in Rock Island really sucks when seeing signs that say cougar crossing! But really it is not called Memorial Day to get drunk and party it is called Memorial Day to remember those that have passed away Veterans or not, we put flows on my grandparents graves, and Grandma Ag, and Mom’s aunts and uncles in Fort Dodge, and cousins (I think, not very good with how some are related). A lot of the people in my grandparents generations were out but not to many people in my parent’s age group and I saw only one or two around my age. That is sad that people think it is just a time to party, PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT MEMORIAL DAY IS ABOUT!

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