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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Celebrating Veteran's Day

Anyone who has followed my blog for very long knows that my husband and I love to visit Williamsburg. On Veteran's Day they offer free admission for Active Duty and Retired Military and their families, it's a sweet deal, and one we try to take advantage of when we can.

Williamsburg has lots to offer besides the Colonial area, there are several parks, shopping and is home to the College of William and Mary....so lots of College Students and eateries that cater to them...think coffee shops.

Our time in Williamsburg was pretty low key. We had packed a cooler for lunches, it was full of things like bread, apples and peanut butter. When you take a cooler, you can do some "tailgating" just about anywhere.

We did lots of strolling and lots of picture taking and ended our visit with paying honor to those who have served. On Veteran's Day, if you have served you are asked to parade down the Duke of Gloucester and following the Fife and Drum Corp to Courthouse. Lots of Vet's participate with many VFW's represented. The group of Veterans's was led by two gentleman in wheelchairs that were being pushed, they had to be in their eighties. Thankful to those who have been willing to serve this would include my dad, my FIL, many friends and my sweet husband.







4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hi Maryann! What a blessing to be able to go to this. I wish we had something like this where I live.

Thank you for sharing :) Hugs to you!

Pam Phelps said...

I would love to get to go to this… any time; but how perfect to go on Veterans Day. Great pictures.
Blessings,
Pam

NanaNor's said...

Hi Maryann, It seems so long since we connected-I'm sorry I've been absent. I also didn't see my blog on your sidebar. It is so difficult to stay on top of visiting every blog every day. I hope this finds you well. I haven't been to Williamsburg, but do
hope to get there someday. I am thankful to all those who have served, past-present and future. They sacrifice so much. Tell you hubby thank you.
Hope to be a better visitor.
Hugs, Noreen

Camille said...

Your photos of your day are lovely my friend. SO thankful for all those who have fought for our freedoms. How gracious the Lord is to us all! Hugs, Camille