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Re: How do you spend Memorial Day?

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Always at the beautiful New Mexico Veteran's Memorial Park in Albuquerque, where veterans who served in our many wars are honored, with each war having a memorial of its own within the park.  The park is supported by donations and volunteers, and truly is stunning, covering acres with lovely landscaping and tributes.   Peaceful and inspiring.

 

My hours there twice a year make me feel close to my dear Dad who volunteered and served honorably in France in WWII and my dear schoolmates who served and died in Viet Nam.

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My husband and I will attend the parade and fireworks at which we will have our own picnic and date night.
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This year we plan to set up a 2-room tent in the back yard (not for camping, but for engaging in a table game tournament), to BBQ some of our homegrown chicken and to join friends downtown to enjoy the parade and festivities.

 

We are deeply appreciative of all veterans and are happy to see them honored by our hometown parade.

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Celebrating our countrys veterans!

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Memeber of local small legion post. We will march in hometown parade then go to neighbor town and march in their parade. May go to state veterans cemetary nearby for their presentation.

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I am just getting over a bout with asthma, copd and broncitus and I am hoping to go to the parade. It makes me proud to see the American Flag and members of the arm services marching. I wish I could thank them personally for their devoted service to this country. Then I will retire to home for a quiet meal and rest up so I can do more on the holidays.

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Our Board of Trustees for the local pioneer cemetery will host a Pioneer Heritage Day, including a reenactment of a Civil War soldier's burial, picnic and storytelling.  It'll be a lovely day, overlooking the river & mountain in Deadwood, OR!

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I use to wait for invitations from friends or spend the day with grown children where I cooked and cleaned for them....But now I plan to spend the day at the Casino and end the day with a stroll on the beach in the evening. Just me, myself and I. Loving the me time.

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My grown children and I go to rural cemeteries and place flowers on the graves of my parents and grandparents.  My father was a WWII veteran and the VFW always puts American flags on the graves of the veterans.  It's a day for remembering for my children and me.  It's a good day.  Smiley Happy

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I'm going to go to the parade, eat some hot dogs, and drink a lot of beer!  

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