The Cheltenham Veterans' Cemetery is decorated with American flags every Memorial Day weekend. It is a beautiful sight.
My sister and I drove my Mom out there today so we could visit my Father's grave and decorate it with fresh flowers for the holiday.
My Mom buys the flowers, packs up a pair of scissors and a bottle of water, and makes her way carefully across the grass to my Dad's grave. She spends some time arranging the flowers just so.
We share a few memories of Dad and then Jean and I leave Mom alone at the grave while we straighten some of the flags on the nearby graves.
My Mother always adds a kiss to the stone, but you can't see that in the photos.