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postheadericon Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Events

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 is upon us. If you don’t have plans already, it is not too late. There are many events taking place all over the country to commemorate the day and honor those brave men and women who died in service to America.

It is a good time to take the opportunity to teach your family and loved ones why America celebrates Memorial Day.

memorial day weekend 2017 Red Barn Blue Skies

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

The US Department of Veterans Affairs in collaboration with the National Cemetery Administration are hosting events at VA national cemeteries throughout the country. Local communities will put their own special touches on the events and honor local heroes. You can find the VA sponsored event closest to you by checking their website.

Sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee, the National Memorial Day Parade will take place in Washington, D.C. It begins at 2pm at the intersection of Constitution and NW 7th and ends up at 17th Street after parading down Constitution Avenue and the White House. It will be televised and streamed live online. More events in the D.C. area can be found here.

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 parade Red Barn Blue Skies

Be sure to check for events in your local area. Your American Legion post can usually advise you of celebrations near you.

Please have a safe weekend and don’t forget to honor our heroes and those brave people who died for our country, our flag, and your freedom.

postheadericon 9-11 Never Forget

We must never forget.
9-11 Never Forget from Red Barn Blue Skies
Our lives will never be the same after this fateful day. Please take a moment to remember the victims and their families, the heroes and the unity felt across our great nation in the aftermath.  We need to find that unity again before it is too late and never forget.

postheadericon Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day at Red Barn Blue Skies

Happy Independence Day and Happy Birthday America

July 4th has always meant picnics, barbecues, and family get-togethers. In our neck of the woods, it’s always HOT and there are always fireworks, but we always have a Happy Independence Day!

Firefighting Family

As a kid, we spent many of these holidays at my grandparents’ home in the foothills.It is always very, very dry at this time of year up there so Grampa would spend most of the day soaking the ground in the yard and all around the area. He and my four uncles were all volunteer firemen and actually founded the station there in Raymond after they came back from the war. Several of them acted as captain at one time or another through the years. We are very proud of all they did!

With 17 grandkids, numerous great-grandkids, & various add-ons, the crowd could get rather large. It was quite the event and we’d have hours worth of fireworks to keep the group entertained. As we got older, it was a rite of passage to be able to assist in the lighting of some of the “whistling petes” or the “ground flowers” instead of just playing with sparklers.

Happy Independence Day at Red Barn Blue Skies

Oops!

Even with the day long prep and careful planning, we still had the occasional mishap. The brigade was always ready though with lots of buckets full of water and garden hoses manned. Gramma was prepared with lemonade & Kool-Aid and salve for any burnt fingers.

Heroes

As we celebrate this great nation’s birthday, let’s keep our good thoughts and prayers going out to the brave men and women who face danger on a daily basis whether here at home in our local fire and police departments or overseas in our military branches. They are part of what keeps America – Land of the Free and Home of the Brave!

Have a wonderful & SAFE

4th of July!