Today was a special memorable day for the Gravitt family. Justin's Grandfather (Rod's Dad) is a Veteran buried in Floral Hills Cemetery where Veterans are honored with their own flag that is flown with thousands on Memorial Day. Once a year the flags literally line all of the the roads in the grave yard. We live just a mile or so away and it is a beautiful sight that we never miss. This year they retired James Gravitt's flag (along with 200 others) and engraved his name on the monument that is a permanent standing in that cemetery.
His first name is Martie, middle name is James. Everybody called him Jimmie- spelled "ie". (-:
This is the Great Grandfather that Jimmie is named after. A beautiful special day to have little Jimmie there honoring his namesake.
Rod Gravitt, Justin Gravitt and Jimmie Gravitt with Great Grandpa Jimmie's flag.
3 of the 5 Gravitt brothers.
Gracie (Rachael and Justin's firstborn) is buried at Great Grandpa Jimmie's feet. So they took flowers to Grandpa and Gracie today.
This was just so very special. The pictures are beautiful! They bring tears to my eyes. Thank you Lord for Great Grandpa Jimmie and his legacy.
Have a great Memorial Day!