This is the sixth consecutive year that my son and I have planted flags above the soldiers' headstones at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend.
We got up at 5:00am and were headed toward the cemetery by 6:00am. Together with maybe a thousand other boy scouts and girl scouts, we put flags on something like 16,000 grave sites. This year, it took 40 minutes
To cap off the service day, once we finished at the cemetery, we drove over to Lake Pleasant where one of the boys in Russell's troop had his Eagle project going on. One trail had a steep slope and we installed some cinder block and dirt stairs on the slope. The project was maybe 1/3 to 1/2 done by the time we arrived, Russell and I both got hot and sweaty pitching in.
All in all, not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning.