We kicked off Memorial Weekend with a little art at the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce's Arts & Craft Show in Downtown Elk Rapids. We love this show and try to participate in at least one of their three summer shows each year. Elk Rapids is a beautiful little town on Lake Michigan and close to home! Our booth was next to the Kettle Corn stand. It was a little warm at times as the heat of the kettle passed through our booth but it smelled so wonderful. Of course, I bought the jumbo bag! It was a beautiful day, we met some very nice people and sold several pieces of glass. We were even treated to a serenade performed by a biker barbershop quartet!
Sunday we were back on the road to my folks' farm. Each year, we attend the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1454 in Alma, Michigan. The Veterans of VFW Post 1454 pay tribute to their fallen comrades with a beautiful Memorial Day Ceremony that begins with a wreath drop by air at Riverside Park and concludes with "Taps" and a 21 Gun Salute at the War Monument at Riverside Cemetery. Check out Post 1454's Memorial Day 2016 blog post for more photos of their Memorial Weekend events.
Leslie C. McLean Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1454's Honor Guard
We honor our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day but every day presents opportunities to show support to your local Veterans. For more information on how to become involved contact VFW Post 1454 or your local Veteran's group.