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".