...............The Hellwig Family

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Posted by Gabrielle

This Monday we celebrated a wonderful Memorial Day with our church, honoring the veterans who fought in WWII and several of whom were able to be with us for this event.

It was a mostly cloudy day, and a 20-minute downpour during lunch made it a day to remember.
Daddy, far right, looking over the tractor and hayride trailer.
Daddy drove one of the jeep rides this year for the opening of the picnic.
There was a canine show by the local police, which was fun.
Mommy and Benaiah
Listening to the speeches and singing in the tent.
Some of our speakers included Doug Philips of Vision Forum and Scott Brown, our pastor,
Mr. Philips, speaking on manhood during WWII and of two men whose 500th and 200th birthdays occur this year, and whose views have greatly influenced our culture, John Calvin and Charles Darwin.
Jim Tsantles, a dear man at our church.

Friends of ours, the Sterlings,

and the Smiths, also played and sang for the audience.
Uummm, Toby, you can't quite pull a jeep along! ;)
I bravely withstood the fire of a group of boys with guns in the jeep to get this picture! ;)
Elliot, top right corner, and his friends in the jeep. Only, it is curious why friends are shooting each other!
That's much nicer!
Arianne found her baby Liam! This was in the morning.
And this is what I found later in the day. Did the excitement overcome him?! ;)
Bill Brown, the father of our pastor, was one of the veterans to attend.
With all the things there were to do there, Tobias and Benaiah still had to play in the dirt with sticks and stones! Boys!
It was even arranged for a local fire truck to come in for a little while and they were handing out plastic firemen hats to all the children. Benaiah loved his, and still does!

1 comment:

(Kerri) said...

GREAT post! LOVE the pictures!!

Isabella Pechin