Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Voorheesville Way

Voorheesville, New York, takes its history very seriously.   It's a huge part of the kids' school curriculum.  It's the foundation of their field trips.  It's on historical markers throughout town and in the neighborhoods. And as you can imagine, it was crazy here on Memorial Day weekend!  Community and national pride spilled over onto the streets during Voorheesville's annual Memorial Day parade.  From the veterans in uniform, to army cannons, to floats memorializing lives lost on 911, onlookers were reminded that "Freedom isn't Free," the theme of this year's event.  We felt privileged to be a part of a community that is unabashed in their open display of respect for those that paved the way for this great country.  And we feel like we've only scratched the surface on what this special New York hilltown has to teach us.

Seth on parade with his fellow classmates, singing "Grand Old Flag".