Memorial Day Traditions

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My Memorial Day tradition always has been to attend the parade in town (and sometimes march!), then have our first true beach day of the season.  Today, my little family followed tradition without a hitch.  At the parade, my 2-year-old danced along to the patriotic tunes of the school bands and watched the fire trucks in awe.  My five-year-old, with a different perspective, really seemed to understand why we celebrate the uniformed service men and women and memorialize the lives lost in battle on this day.  Today was one of the exciting and challenging opportunities to open his growing mind up to our very big and complicated world.

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It was a gorgeous day at the beach for fun, sun, and swimming (in very cold water).  The kids don’t seem to have an inch of sunburn, although I somehow neglected my shoulders big time.  I still consider that a success!

What are your Memorial Day Traditions?

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