Every year, we see the words “Memorial Day” on our calendar, but in the Philippines there are no parades going down the dirt road, no war planes flying overhead, no American flags waving in the wind. Unfortunately, the day comes and goes with just a mentioning of it and a prayer. However, yesterday was different. Yesterday, was “the best day so far”, according to Jonathan. We started Memorial Day with a local parade, led by local veterans and soldiers. Vintage cars and fire trucks were adorned with American flags. War planes crisscrossed the sky. We all greatly enjoyed the parade.
And then we rushed down the road to a memorial park where our local Congressman was sharing with a crowd. The ceremony ended with a young lady singing “God Bless America”. We then briefly spoke with Congressman and at the end he said to us, “Thank you for your service to God”. We continued the day with family members coming over to our house and enjoying the afternoon together. Truly we are not only blessed to be Americans, we are glad to be Americans. We hope you all had a great day also.