Remembering the Fallen on Memorial Day

Sometimes the best observations are the ones you are not planning on.

Just the other day I was visiting the Carlisle Barracks McConnell Youth Center. I happened to be working on an article and had my camera in hand. While waiting to get some information for my article I noticed many of the youth center youth getting off of the bus and coming into the center. Each one being greeted by the YS staff. Some of the children headed in for their healthy afternoon snack while others headed to the Gym to play hoops. The ones that caught my eye the most, on this day, were the ones outside the youth center putting American flags in the ground. Many of the children had their arms full of flags and were excited to be included in such an important event. While some people see Memorial Day as the official Kick-Off of summer others know it is so much more. It is a time to reflect on the many women and men who gave their lives for our country and the freedoms we have. The Carlisle Barracks Youth Center Children know all too well about sacrifice and on this day it was a pleasure to see the youth so happy to help put out the symbol of our country that represents so much!

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