Sunday, November 21, 2010

Veteran’s Day

We had a jam-packed Veteran’s Day this year!  Some friends and fellow homeschoolers set up for us to go listen to a man, Mr. Strine, talk about his experiences in WWII and the Korean War where he was a POW for two years.  It was so interesting!  He was a great story-teller and had saved a bunch of “stuff” from his time in the service.  A bonus for the day, his wife made amazing homemade cinnamon rolls for everyone!   IMG_1138     Here we are checking out all of his war memorabilia.IMG_1144 IMG_1145 IMG_1148 IMG_1149 IMG_1150 IMG_1153
It was such an honor to be in these peoples home and listen to their stories about war and life in general.  They were so excited to share with the kids too!  IMG_1155a
After the visit we went to a park to play and eat lunch.
We finished up the day by visiting Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.  We started out following the trail that the Civil War soldiers would have taken (roughly!), but it was taking forever with seven kids!  The park was about to close so we went back and got our cars and drove through the park.  The boys favorite was of course Bloody Hill.  I think they really thought they were going to see blood!IMG_1162  Boys acting silly in the battlefield museum.IMG_1168
Boys sitting outside the Ray House that ended up being used as a hospital after the battle.
We had a great day and all the kids were great listeners and learned a lot.  We are so proud to know Mr. Strine and his wife and so proud of all the veterans we know.  Thank you!

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