Today is a bitter sweet day for me as my daughter Zoey has been going with her Girl Scout Troop now for the 5th year to place flags on the grave sites of the veterans at the General Doyle cemetery. It is bitter sweet for me as I am so proud of her wanting to do this but at the same time, I cant be there this year. I just was not able to get the time off and I wont be able to share this with her this year.
It is an awesome feeling to see the cemetery green and rolling hills and in less than 30 minutes, it is covered in Red, White and Blue as every grave site has a flag on it. The scouts, both boys and girls, come from all over the state to help put the flags on the grave sites. I cant describe the feeling I get each year I go to this event. It is such a proud moment for me to do this and help remember all of our Veterans who have served and in many cases, died, defending our rights and freedoms.
I am proud to be able to do this along side my daughter and her troop each year and I will be thinking about them as they are doing this and supporting my brothers and sisters in arms. I wont make the mistake of missing this next year though.