Happy Memorial Day!
Our day once again included being involved in the blue star salute @ American Village. Olivia had the honor of laying the wreath on the Monument of David Lindsey, my 5 great Grandfather, Olivia and Orren's 6 great Grandfather. ( guess where the Scottish blood started. lol well, we can trace it back even further, all the way home to Scotland.) He is one of the ancestors we are proud to honor today that fought for the birth of this great Nation. He is only one of the patriots of the Revolutionary War that made it possible for membership of our family in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Children of the American Revolution. ( That is who Olivia represents today, among being his granddaughter) We tend his grave every few months (he is buried in Maylene and I suggest anyone who can ride out that way, straight past Publix and look for it on the left as you come into Maylene not far at all.) David Lindsey is the OFFICIAL STATE Revolutionary War soldier of AL
We also honor my Grandfather Warner A. Lindsey (great great great grandson of David Lindsey) who fought in WWII. He stormed the beaches of Normandy under General Patton. We lost him in 2000.
It is an honor to call these heroes family. They are not the only ones we have to honor today that have given so much, My Uncles on both sides, cousins, and friends.
I am thrilled to hang my flag and salute it. I sob at every bugle that plays taps. I am an American and very proud to be! I want my children to know what sacrifice is to be made for freedom. We come from a long line of freedom revolutionaries. We are descendants of the Lindsey that signed the Scottish Declaration for independence with William Wallace.
Joe is Scottish as well, he is a descendant of Robert The Bruce. Together we are Braveheart LOL!
Seriously though, THANK YOU to all of those who fought and died so that we may be free. No matter what land they were on!