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Saturday, December 14, 2013

A trip to CA for Wreaths Across America!

Wal mart truck delivering wreaths

This is on the side of the truck! 

Driver of the truck is a veteran...I said "Thank u" and he saluted me...wow
Ken after laying wreaths..


Linda and Adam

Ken and Bobby

Says it all...and this is just a portion of 17,000...at this cemetary

A small percentage of people making it happen
God Bless America!

A small section

Wendy having a moment with Mom and Daddy

All of us having a moment with mom and daddy...


As it began..
Air Force laying of the wreath..honoring our heroes..

The Patriot Guard

Honoring the Coast Guard

Wreaths in boxes at the entrance to the cemetary..

Speakers and a sea of red in front of us...

Laying of the wreaths...

This Marine has been at every service since we've been going..
Adam making a basket at last nights game

blurry...but Adam

Cupcakes Cheryl made me for my birthday...yummy!
Friday am we got up and headed for CA for our annual "Wreaths Across America" at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetary in Dixon where Mom and Daddy are laid to rest.  We stopped in Camino and had a nice lunch at the Red Apple on Highway 50.  Headed to Georgetown where we picked up Adam to take him to a Basketball game at Mira Loma High School and then he spent the night with us at the motel in North Sac so we'd be up and ready to head for Dixon for the laying of the wreaths ceremony.  We love this annual Christmas tradition.  Normally Russell's family comes with us but this year one of their good friends Steve Hayer...(actually we like him very much also) was getting his black belt so they were committed to that.  Wendy, Linda and Bobby came along and we met at the Cemetary.  

What an incredible turnout!  It just warms my heart that so many turn out for this event..and not just here but "all across America" at the National Cemetaries.  We were going to meet the others at Garcia's for lunch but after getting out of there with about 3000 other vehicles we were running late and Adam had to be at Basketball again at 1230 so we had to bow out of that lunch.  On the way we decided instead of going home to Yerington today, we would stay another night at the motel and then Cheryl wouldn't have to come down to pick up Adam, and Ken could watch the Army/Navy game as it was just about that time.  

I went over and picked up Adam and found that he had made 8 points, more than any other person in the game.  Wish we could have seen it!!  So now we're back in the room just enjoying a little down time...will drop Adam off tomorrow am and then head back home.  Hopefully we'll hear from Lowe's this week and we can pick up the fireplace stuff and get that done.  

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