They had a short ceremony as a tribute to the veterans we were about to honour by laying a wreath on their grave. The ceremony came with a colour guard and a piper and some speeches from ex marines and the sheriff.
At the end of the ceremony as the piper played Amazing Grace, anyone who had a relative veteran buried here was invited to place a wreath on their grave, before the wreaths were laid in mass. That gave a personal touch to the ceremony.
|A lady going to place a wreath on a relatives grave|
We all split up and did our parts to honour these veterans.
We as Canadians were pleased to be a part of this ceremony, and we are thankful for everyone's service in keeping our countries free and safe from external dangers. It matters not if they are American or Canadian, we are thankful for them. Both Sue and I laid wreaths as well.
On the back of each wreath was a tag you could tear off and keep to remind you of this event.
After the ceremony we all headed to Dairy Queen for a quick lunch and a little visit with Ron and Julies son Josh and his wife Bobby Jo and their children, Josh Jr. and Audrey. What great people they are and their kids were so nice to talk to. It gives your heart a warm feeling to see kids that are raised with family values and respect like these youngsters had been.
We took a drive down to the Lake Okeechobee to have a look. It was raining, but Harold and I walked out on the pier for a look. We saw a big ole alligator just slowly swimming toward the shore. I guessed that he was probably 12 feet long and he was in no hurry. Neat to see. Not a very good picture but he was a long way away.
After the lake we made a quick stop at the Human Feedlot (Golden Corral Buffet) so that Harold's wife could pick up some buns for tomorrows Throw down. You can find out what a throw down is in tomorrows post.
By the time we got home it was time for Happy Hour. Brian Boone of Got Solar Installed had purchased a new toy which allowed him to take awesome panoramic photos, so he took one for me to use on my blog tonight. Thanks Brian. I will use it for my view tonight: