Right inside the main entrance is this flag display.
I found out that it's a school that comes to the cemetery to place the flags on the Friday prior to the holiday. I thought that was kinda cool.
This is Scott's section.
I take a little blanket and sit next to this site and tell Scott all about the previous two weeks. I tell him how much I miss him, how his family is doing and how much they also miss him. On holidays like this I thank him for his years of service. It is comforting to me to do this. Yes, I cry. But it's a release. And I like to make sure he has bright cheery flowers. And then when the sprinklers come on in his section it's time to leave.
Today, on Memorial Day I am thankful for those who have fought and died for our freedom. And, yes, I am going to barbeque because I know that those who I am remembering, honoring, would want me to enjoy the day! And have a hot dog ;)