Sunday, June 1, 2008

Memorial Day

As a Porter family tradition, we have gone to the military cemetary up on the cliff in Pt. Loma, near San Cabrillo Monument, to pay our respects to the many who have died for our country. It never ceases to amaze me at how many men and women have truly sacrificied their own lives for me. I feel quite humbled and quite grateful that I live in this country.




The view from the cemetary is incredible as well. We like to sit and reflect and appreciate our amazing city as well.


I hope it's not disrespecting too much, but I loved how Stephen and Sienna were while reading this headstone. Surprisingly, Sienna didn't even try to take off the flags from the graves! She must've felt the reverance that was there. I am so grateful to those that are fighting right now for our country, whether there be many who think they shouldn't be over there anymore. It is still a very selfless act they are performing, and I support that.

11 comments:

Robin Baker said...

i am so grateful too! our freedom is NOT FREE - they've paid for us! very cool tradition - you are awesome!

Hoy Family said...

That is a very cool experience and tradition!

The Veaters said...

Those are such beautiful pictures! I love the one of your Dad holding Chloe up in the air. I've been to that Monument before, but it's been a long time.

Hazen5 said...

Stunning pictures. I am glad you are continuing the tradition with your family!

queenieweenie said...

Ditto. What a fitting Memorial Day activity. Loved your tribute.

Chris and Sarah Wise said...
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Chris and Sarah Wise said...

Que lo tiro hermana! Como andas? Que familia hermosa que tenes, felicitaciones! Estamos por tener nuestro segundo hijo. Come el tiempo vuela no? Visitanos, si queres.

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Que te vaya bien!!!

Mike and Amie said...

Thank you for sharing those pics and comments. They touched my heart.

Colleen said...

What a great tradition, thanks for sharing it and for the great pictures.

Amy Marie said...

This is my favorite spot in San Diego, EVER!


nice pictures!

Ruth said...

Brooke, I enjoyed looking at your blog today. Thanks for sharing this tradition, that is awesome. I wish everyone remembered freedom doesn't come free!