5.31.10

May 31st, 2010

It’s so easy to forget.  After all, it’s a long weekend.  There is much to do around the yard, sales circulars from the stores hound us, the beach, lakes and friends call out to us.   It happens to me, so it also happens to you!  Why was this a holiday weekend for?

Today, it came back.  With a trip to the National Memorial Day Parade and then to Arlington National Cemetery it came back to me the reason for the party.  We are supposed to be celebrating the soldiers that lost their lives and continue to do so today.  It’s a sad party, but they need to be celebrated.

It’s hard sometimes to photograph through tears, but today I did so at Arlington.  I went to accompany a friend to his fathers grave.  He fought long ago, but right next to him are those that are fighting and dying now.  Their wives, friends, family and brothers sharing today with them at their final resting place.

Scroll down to see the three pictures from the parade. The pictures from Arlington Cemetery can be seen on the Homepage. Click on: Andres Alonso Photography at the top of the page.

National Memorial Day Parade, Andres Alonso Photographer - Washington, DC

Stars & Stripes

National Memorial Day Parade, Andres Alonso Photographer - Washington, DC.

1st. Lt. James Fred Nichols, Jr.

National Memorial Day Parade, Andres Alonso Photographer - Washington, DC.

A Soldiers Re-enactment

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