Thankful For Memorable Memorial Day 2013 In The South

This Memorial Day 2013, I’m here to challenge you to enjoy this day, and teach the next generation about the importance of Memorial Day.  Just be intentional!

Memorial Day 2013 Challenge - enjoy your freedoms and teach young people about those who died for our liberty!

Not prepared this holiday to do much?  It’s OK, just plan to make July the 4th a learning experience this year.  It will be here soon, and if nothing else, you could read your kids a couple of books about the original soldiers of the Revolutionary War

You know, the original ones who first gave us a chance at this free life we have in America?!  There are so many fascinating stories like the ones about General George Washington, Johnny Tremain, Paul Revere’s Ride, and more.

Memorial Day 2013

So what did we end up doing to commemorate this meaningful holiday?  Thanks for asking!  We did a lot …..

Memorial Day 2013 Challenge - enjoy your freedoms and teach young people about those who died for our liberty!

  • We slept in a bit & I was greeted by my hubby holding a hot cuppa java for me.  Sorry ladies…he’s taken!  ðŸ™‚
  • Superman cut grass, bleached my lil shop, the house & then killed weeds.
  • We had several discussions about Memorial Day & why it is special.
  • Princess & I pulled weeds, rode the golf cart, & cleaned the house.
  • We purchased a brand new flag to honor the holiday {it was time for a new one}
  • We visited our local WWII Memorial in our park to read the names one by one.
  • We just had to cool down at our new-ish, local DQ!
  • Princess, our new gardener was dying to plant her new veggie & flower seeds.
  • Hubby cooked a seafood feast & we enjoyed it fully!
  • We sat on the front porch to enjoy our fresh yard work &  the cool, southern breeze.
  • Watched an episode of Andy Griffith on Netflix that we {somehow} had not seen before.
  • Reminded our young soldier son how proud we are of him for serving his country.

Memorial Day 2013 Challenge - enjoy your freedoms and teach young people about those who died for our liberty!

Memorial Day 2013 Challenge - enjoy your freedoms and teach young people about those who died for our liberty!

 

Memorial Day 2013 Challenge - enjoy your freedoms and teach young people about those who died for our liberty!

Memorial Day 2013 Challenge - enjoy your freedoms and teach young people about those who died for our liberty!

What a great day full of wonderful memories, family time, good food and hard work.  I’m so very thankful for the men that died so that we could enjoy freedom in this country.  Thank you Lord for this life!

Memorial Day 2013 Challenge - enjoy your freedoms and teach young people about those who died for our liberty!

What did you do for Memorial Day 2013?

 

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Published on HuffPost and Okefenokee Living Magazine and other publications, Shan is a Family Travel Journalist and lover of all things ‘calm & cozy home.’

She shares travel reviews & insider secrets that Women REALLY want to know about southern family destinations and creating cozy homes they can’t wait to go home to.

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