Monday, May 30, 2011
I hope some of our readers were able to make it out to the Air Force Memorial yesterday for our Memorial Day event! As the sun illuminated the pillars of our national tribute to U.S. airmen, it was a great day to show gratitude to the many generations of fallen heroes.
Nationwide, this day is set aside to commemorate the millions of men and women who valiantly dedicated their lives to our country. On this day, we must reflect and pay tribute to the memory of our fallen patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms that we are all able to have today. From the battlefield of Valley Forge to the deserts of Afghanistan, we thank the many generations of military heroes who have stood proudly to preserve and protect our nation.
In honor of the occasion, and with the help of local boy scouts and girl scouts (who were also able to earn their badge in flag folding), 1,000 flags were also ceremoniously raised and lowered following the Memorial wreath layings!
Check out more pictures of this event on the Air Force Memorial's Facebook Page!