Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Moving Wall

The Moving Wall came to Washington September 19-23.
It was something we wanted to go see.  We also wanted to pay our respects to the men and women who lost their lives protecting us.  We attempted to teach Tyler a little bit about what the wall meant.  We told him that men and women died while protecting us in America.  We tried to tie it to one of the reasons we say the Pledge of Allegiance.  (Tyler has the memorized the Pledge.  I will have to get it on video soon.)   
Jeff was attempting to explain the wall to Tyler.  I am not sure how much he understood.  Tough concept for a 4 year old, but important to start explaining history at some point, right?

I will admit the boys favorite part of the memorial was checking out the Army vehicles. 

Scary thought - Nathan driving with Tyler in the back seat. 

Nathan was in heaven pretending to drive everything.  He cried when it was time to go.  He loves anything with wheels!
The Moving Wall was an impressive and powerful reminder of the sacrifice of many.  There are 58,272 on the Wall and it is dedicated to the 2.7 million men and women who served in war zone.
Thank you to all of the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve on a daily basis to protect our freedom.  It is truly remarkable!

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