My home town has a simple, patriotic Memorial Day Parade every year. My parents timed it once - 17 minutes: plenty of time for our Mayor to toss candy, the Veterans to wave and wipe a tear, the high school band to play, and the girl scouts to march. And the fire truck bringing up the rear came complete with a dalmatian. It was (and is) a sweet time to celebrate freedom and remember those who fell defending it.
"I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me..."
Thank you to The Sketchables! for this opportunity to remember... Kathy B.