MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Last Monday was the first time I had the chance to be in the US for Memorial Day. I still remember the times when Dan talked about how cool the parades were in Chicago, and that one day he would take me to one. Well, that day finally arrived, and it didn’t disappoint. I really loved to see everybody out in the streets cheering for the veterans who protected the freedom of the country and the way kids looked at them with pure admiration.

It was very special to be in front of people who have fought in world wars defending their values and ways of life, who have seen friends dying in the field and somehow they came back home and continued with their lives. I can’t imagine how difficult that must have been on them and their families; not to mention those who have actually lost their loved ones.  I didn’t need to be American to appreciate what that day was all about, and I’m so glad that you guys have a day to gather all together and remember that freedom is not free.

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Memorial Day, Park Ridge, Chicago

Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

feet from shore

 

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20 thoughts on “MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

  1. It looks like you had a marvellous first Memorial Day. It was a first for the kids and I too but it was also my youngest’s fifth birthday so we stayed home and had a barbecue. Next year we will definitely have to go along to a parade though. It’s certainly interesting experiencing all of these American holidays and their traditions for the first time.

    • It is definitely a sweet experience to be able to experience all the American traditions that I used to see in movies. Sometimes I have to pinch myself because it doesn’t feel real 🙂 Happy belated birthday to your little son! I’m sure he enjoyed his day off at school and the bbq party you prepared for him. Way to go!

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