...is always observed on the last Monday of May in the U.S., and commemorates all the men and women who have died in Military service for our country. Today was the 152nd. annual Memorial Day Parade in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin--a tradition that began in 1865. The sun cooperated by shining brightly, and the flags were whipping proudly! I chose this picture today because I liked that you can see part of Wisconsins' state flag--blue, with the date of 1848, which is the year Wisconsin became the 30th. state--and you can see reflections of the American Flag along the very top of his shiny helmet, as well as some reflections of the buildings lining the street. In the extra I put a shot of the "American Legion Riders"; all veterans who ride cycles that are all decked out in American Flags, branch of service flags, POW flags, etc. There was a great turn out, as is only fitting!
"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it".