Flags for our Fathers

Memorial Day Flags at Cemetery

To celebrate Memorial Day our family got up early and headed out to the public cemetery to place flags on veteran’s graves. It was the first time we’ve ever done something like this, but I think we’re going to make it a family tradition. It was very eye opening for both of my older kids, and frankly it was also a good reminder to me of what is truly important.

Memorial Day at the Cemetery

After we spent some time at the public cemetery we headed over to visit my grandparent’s grave. Whenever I’m in a cemetery I wonder what the proper etiquette is for walking across graves. I still don’t know, but as I watched baby Modette, who is just beginning to walk, teetering over the headstones, I doubted anyone — living or dead — would mind. It was a precious site, and I couldn’t help taking a few photos. She also wanted to help place the flags.

Placing Flags on Graves on Memorial Day

Continuing with our summer craft-a-day project, we will be making red poppies for remembrance to wear at our BBQ this evening. How does your family celebrate Memorial Day?

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Bettijo

Founder at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.

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  1. It gladdens my heart to know you bring your family to remember their anccestors and our verterans. Modette is adorable as are all of your girls, all dressed in red, white, and blue.

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