Home of the Free Because of the Brave|Memorial Day

Rain, rain, GO AWAY!! We are dying here in the Upstate. It’s been raining for months (I might be exaggerating a little). Still. It seems like an eternity. We’re ALL a little more than over it, thank you very much!

Nevertheless, we were determined to celebrate Memorial Day around town with Papa (aka, my dad).

IMG_5151There are several memorials in Greenville that we wanted to visit. Each year we attend a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at County Square but it was cancelled due to the rain.




IMG_5154You gotta love Preston’s patriotism! He dressed himself and was so proud.





IMG_5188The Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Memorial is a big hit around town. Mainly because of the airplane. Monday was the first time I’d read the actual history (shameful, I know). Even JP was fascinated. Located right outside Cleveland Park, it’s a must see.

Next up, our favorite spot.

IMG_5199The Vietnam Memorial. For those of you who may not know, my dad (Jack) is a Vietnam Veteran. He served our country in the Marines.

IMG_5202We spent the majority of our time here, for obvious reasons.


IMG_5205I always tear up watching dad get emotional (he’d never admit it) over seeing his friend’s name on the wall.




IMG_5207This year, for the first time, we drove to Mauldin to see the Korean War Memorial.




IMG_5232No, freedom is NOT free and we’re thankful for the men and women who paid the ultimate price for mine.


One comment

  1. These are great pictures. You’re building wonderful memories. The boys will always have an appreciation for the military services.


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