The Kid has been our best helper when we put out the flags at the graves of our local veterans. It's fascinating to watch kids do this job. He makes it a point to read their names, tell us what branch they served, and these days, how old they were when they died. Our cemetery is very old and there are many graves for infants and young children which has also led to some "grown up" conversations. After helping for at least the last 5 years, I'm pretty sure he could do this job without our map. It's also something that I hope he continues to help us with for years to come.
However you celebrate today, I hope you take a moment to reflect on those who served who are no longer with us.