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Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Tribute for our Fallen Heroes: Our Visit to the Memorial Park in Weirton

After we  attended the Sunday mass for  All Saints Day celebration, we headed out  to the Memorial Park in Weirton since tomorrow will be All Souls Day, it would be appropriate to remember all the fallen heroes from West Virginia.
 It's nice to hear my husband  tell the kids about  his experiences  in the Navy.  This is the perfect place to educate them about the military.
 We used to come here when my father-in-law  is still able to walk far.  Whenever my husband see how  Dad is now,  it makes him feel sad because  he used to be very active  and his mind was still sharp in remembering everything.  I remember how happy he was telling the kids about his experiences in the military during the World War 2.  My father-in-law and my husband are my kids real heroes.
 It is so nice that Weirton has this little place dedicated to the services members who sacrificed a lot to defend  the country.
 My son is very interested in this kind of stuff.  I wouldn't be surprised if  he   show interest in joining the service when he grows up.  He truly admire his  Grandpa's bravery  during the WW2 and his Dad's  20 years of service  in the Navy.
 While I sit on the bench watching my husband and son, my daughter took some snapshots of me.
I wish that this memorial park is not on the busy street.  It would have been relaxing to  come here.  I seldom see people here but it makes a good landmark for people who are coming to WEirton.
 I can't believe that this kind of artillery shell was  being used back then, these are humongous!
 My husband is planning to purchase one brick on these memorial to put his Dad's name  and honor him.  I told him that he should get two so his uncle who died in Normandy will have one as well.
 We have two veterans to honor  this year, Grandpa and Daddy.  I feel bad that a lot of people are off on  Veteran's day but my husband isn't wahh.  The company he works for does not give veterans off for this holiday, which I wish they would.
 This is one of those spontaneous thing that we do.  No plans, just random urge to do something.  We just wanted to take opportunity of the good weather and have a little fun with the kids.
 This artillery shell us as tall an as big as me lol.
 My little explorer having fun.  He asked if he would be a good soldier, we told him that he might.
 We did not stay very long because This little lady did not bring her sweater, she left it at the car and it was a bit chilly for her.
 I am grateful that the city of Weirton is keeping everything in this park in  great condition.
 It's a great way for young generation to learn a little bit about military history.
 For our fallen heroes, thank you for sacrificing  for our freedom.  We salute and thank you for your bravery.  This post is a tribute for all the real "heroes".   

26 travelers' comments:

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

My husband would love to visit this place. He's really into military everything.

Jeannette said...

My dad was in the military and loves to explore all places like this. We are a very patriotic family I love this country and what the military has done for us.

Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo} said...

I love spontaneous trips like this! We enjoy visiting places like this, it gives the kids a better sense of history and what's going on around the world than just reading about it in a text book.

Masshole Mommy said...

What a lovely memorial this is. As the wife of a vet, I can truly appreciate things like this.

Liz Mays said...

This looks like an awesome place to visit. I'm glad you were able to make a trip out there with the family!

Ricci said...

It looks like y'all had a great trip! I love seeing history with my own eyes!!

Deal Match Maker said...

I love your denim dress and read boots ;) So beautiful and stylish. You look stunning

Ourfamilyworld said...

That looks like a wonderful place to visit. You guys looked like you had so much fun.

Crystal said...

It looks like this was a great visit. There are a few places local to me to consider for a honorary trip for fallen heroes and an awesome lesson for my kids.

Ann B said...

This is a great place to go with the kids. They get to see the machines and learn about history.

Rebecca Hosea said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time---I love spur of the moment trips like this! NAd I like your boots too-cute!

Lisa said...

This looks like you had an amazing time! I can't wait to check this out some day!

Chelsie Carr said...

Wow, it looks like you had a great time and some powerful experiences! It's so important to take the time to remember those who have made sacrifices for us and our country!

xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

Sarh Snarski said...

This is one place I hope we can visit one day. There are a lot of members in our family who have served and even are servings in various branches of the military.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome time. I love visiting places like this with my daughter.

mail4rosey said...

Those are always so startling to me to see in person. The sheer size of them amazes me (war equipment) and scares me a bit too. The visit looks like a good one.

Margarita Ibbott said...

As we quickly approach Remember Day, it is wonderful to read a post commemorating our military. Nicely done.

Bonnie Gowen said...

Thanks for sharing your day out with your family. I can't wait to see where you all go next. =)

Mimicutelips said...

This sounds like a great place to visit. That artillery shell was huge, I can't even imagine using that. A big thanks to your husband and his father for their service. My father in law is a Vietnam Vet.

Corina Ramos said...

Beautiful pictures. Great way to educate your children on the history of this location.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Wonderful pictures! This looks like a place that my family and I'd enjoy to visit.

Ckrusch said...

My husband and my son would love to visit a place like this! Sounds like so much fun!

colleen said...

The scenes are imposing, the sky a wonder and your red boots are fun.

Norma Ruttan said...

what a perfect background to acquaint your kids with their dad's role in the service.

Roxanne Burns George Arrington-Hans said...

excellent.

Peachy @ The Peach KItchen said...

What a lovely tribute to fallen heroes, Mommy Rose!

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