Wednesday, June 1, 2011
New England Patriotism
Memorial Day in New England is like the opening weekend of summer and everywhere you look there are American Flags....proudly displayed on houses, docks, mailboxes, town squares and in every small town cemetery. It is customary to place a flag at each gravestone of a Veteran. We truly have had out-of-town visitors comment on the impact of the sight of all the flags, you can't help but feel the patriotism of New England!
“We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home. . .But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.”
We attended the Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Hull to cheer on Haley's boyfriend, Tommy, who is marching with the police officers. Believe me, there was not a dry eye when the bugler played TAPS and the "wreath of the soldiers", carried by an honored Girl Scout and a Boy Scout was floated out to sea.