we spent the earlier part of yesterday morning together at the general grant national memorial (better known at grant’s tomb) in honor of memorial day. i was kind of surprised that no one was there but us for a long while. grant’s tomb, is the final resting place for president grant, and his wife julia. it’s also the largest mausoleum in the US.
we talked about what a “memorial” is with eleanor and samson and about remembering the people who have died protecting our freedoms. these kiddos are both still so little but kids are also so smart and aware and observant. i know they cannot grasp everything that coincides with something as significant as this (let’s be honest, i don’t even think i can), but they took it all in and i’m grateful for the chance we had to share this together.
a few photos from our time at the memorial below…
after a little exploring around the tomb, we discovered sticks. i mean, we discovered a telescope, a violin, a flute, and a walking cane!
and this awesome photo of josh and me is all thanks to miss eleanor!
and not to be left out of the picture taking fun, this last photo was taken by samson! his composition is spot on, no? ;)
and it’s only appropriate to end this with a big thank you to all those who have served, are currently serving, or who have family that have served. we are forever thankful.