A Day for Remembering Those who Served

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While Memorial Day Weekend may be filled with barbecues and be a welcoming sign of the start of summer just around the corner, more importantly it is a day to honor those who have died in service to our country.

Lately my six-year-old son Austin has been obsessed with all things army, and he even begged me for the First Aid bag I got from Target last week- announcing that it was an army medical bag and he just absolutely needed it.

But aside from all the military fascination- he really tugged at my heart this weekend when over the last couple of days he has been collecting items to create a memorial in our front yard. It makes me so proud that he is not only is showing an understanding ofย the meaning of Memorial Day, but that it touched him in a way that compelled him to do something to show his respect.

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  1. thank u as a active duty air force wife that means a lot to me tell him thank u =)

  2. I second all the sentiments, from a proud Navy retiree wife and family FULL of military veterans – every single male member of my family has served. Thank you so very much, Kerry and Austin!

  3. You are raising that boy right! Thank him, thank you, and most especially, thanks to all our military members, past and present, and the families of those who lost loved ones in service to this great country. Their sacrifices are not forgotten.

    ~From the wife, daughter, and daughter-in-law of three of the finest retired military members ever!

  4. How awesome. Thanks for sharing Kerry, and a big thank you to all our men and women in the service!

  5. So sweet! You have done a beautiful job of raising him.
    Happy Memorial Day, and thank you to all those who have served and continue to serve our country.

  6. What an inspirational 6 y.o.! Such a sweet and adorable story. Love his memorial, esp. the little cross.

  7. What a sweetheart! It’s times like that that make you sit back & say I’m doing an awesome job! Such a wonderful family! Happy Memorial day to everyone! Thank you to all that have served & are serving our country…including my husband!

  8. Thank you Austin for thinking of the brave men & women who served our country, and at such great cost. You’re honoring people like my father and that honors me. I am very proud of you. God bless you and your family.

  9. As the wife of active duty military, daughter/granddaughter/niece of veterans, and mother, thank you for raising such a fine young man.

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