Monday, June 11, 2012

D-Day Memorial

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The weekend before D-Day, we took a trip out to Bedford to visit the D-Day Memorial.

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Avery’s friend Kayla came with us, and we went on a walking tour of the memorial. The children listened to every word the guide said….. HA!

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Kayla pushed Avery in her wheelchair. Then Avery pushed Kayla in her wheelchair!

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Avery tried out her legs a little and walked around for a couple of minutes.

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Cute friends!
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Avery really enjoyed rolling down this ramp, which maybe wasn’t the most respectful thing, but she had a blast!

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My flag, Arthur Tedder, originally of the Dorset Regiment (my home county), and my boy admiring the waterworks.

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Being airplanes.

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The boys by the name of their Daddy’s home state.

Then Oliver found a cicada…
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Oliver really didn’t want to leave the cicada….

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It was only when I went down the slope, hid behind a wall, and jumped up to surprise him that Oliver forgot about the amazing bug and ran over to laugh at me!

We had a really enjoyable morning, and while the children may not be old enough to have really understood what it was about, it was a great reminder to Gabe and I of the sacrifices people made to secure the freedoms we enjoy.

2 comments:

bgabe said...

Good times! I'm all for them not totally understanding the traumatic events of life just yet. I wish sometimes all I knew about were cicadas and friendships. Good post and pictures. Thanks honey!

Syme Family News said...

Pretty cool!! You know cicadas are yucky right? :) I mean they look really strange.