5.28.2013

Scenes from the weekend.

The most delicious homemade meal courtesy of Brian- pasta, arugula, prosciutto, parmigiano, tomatoes, olive oil, garlic,  salt, and pepper. 
Memorial Day Parade in Norwalk, Connecticut. 
My favorite peanut butter fudge pretzel Italian ice. 
Madison Square Park: Orly Genger: Red, Yellow, and Blue
Elvis macaron from Macaron Parlour at Madison Square Eats
East Coast WWII Memorial in Battery Park. 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Manhattan. 
I love long weekends. I spent the entire day on Saturday in pajamas watching the first season of Friday Night Lights while it rained outside, and still managed to accomplish some projects at home and have an amazing Memorial Day out and about with Brian by Monday. I am convinced that every weekend should be a three day weekend.

We spent a lot of time on Memorial Day thinking about the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. We applauded vets as they walked the parade route in Norwalk, Connecticut and eagerly cheered as Emily walked by with her girl scout troop. After we returned to the city, we visited war memorials in Battery Park and read the names of soldiers who died at sea in World War II. We concluded our day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial downtown (between Broad and Old Slip on the eastern side of Manhattan) and were greeted by a group of veterans as we walked into the park. The men were decked out in their old gear, decorated in medals and awards of honor. Brian quietly explained what all of their medals meant as we walked around the memorial reading the inscriptions of letters written by soldiers during the war. We spoke with some of the vets, heard about where they traveled during the war, and thanked them for their bravery and service. It is hard for me to even begin to understand what those men went through during their deployments decades ago; all I could do yesterday was offer an empathetic smile and thank you. Memorial Day belongs to them, and to all of the amazing men and women (and their families) who have fought for our freedom. I cannot say thank you enough.

How was your weekend? What were the highlights?

1 comment :

  1. I'm a bit late on this one, sorry... very behind on blogs!
    I always love your scenes from the weekend. This one is just as beautiful as always, but very touching. I have many military family members so I definitely get it.

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