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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day: Hayesville Style

 Every Memorial Day, Hayesville has a parade.  Living on State Route 60 we always have front row views.
 This year Dixie joined us for the parade.  She really enjoyed watching everyone going by.
It always starts off, by the boys in blue flashing their lights and leading the way to the cemetery.

 Our local veterans are right behind the boys in blue.
 This year there was an active duty soldier marching too.  It is good to see the young men of our nation still wanting to protect our freedoms.

 The parade isn't complete with out the Hillsdale Marching Band.  They march both ways, going to the cemetery and coming back from the cemetery.  I love hearing the drums.

 This year our niece's softball team rode in the back of a military truck.  She threw some candy to her sister.

 This old dusty car had a sign on it that said my first car, 51 years in the barn.
I love the old red "Cruella Deville" style car.  Our neighbor behind us in the alley owns a bunch of old cars, we see this one driving around town on occasion.
 Our village counsel made an appearance.  As well as a Cub Scout Pack.

 Even a few alpacas made the parade.  This is the only time Dixie barked.  We were impressed.
 Our fire department as well as, Mifflin and Jeromesville, came out to throw some candy.
 I love that they have In God We Trust painted on the vehicle representing small town America and the trust we place in God, in living our lives, raising our children, and having a sense of community.

I'm proud to live in this little village.  It has been a great place to raise my children.  Like everywhere it wasn't perfect, but we have a wonderful home with lots of fond memories.  I am so thankful for the Veterans that have made this possible in my life.

Grandpa Richard Souleret fought in WWII for the Marines
Grandpa John Benninghof fought in WWII for the Army
Grandpa Paul Sindeldecker fought in WWII for the Army
There are more, we have Civil War, War of 1812 and Revolutionary War veterans in our family.  I'm sure Vietnam and Korean War veterans too.  To all of you related or not, Happy Memorial Day and Thank You for your service!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun parade! We enjoyed Ashland's too. Hope you have a great day!