Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Reverance for the Flag!

Everyday at 4:30 retreat plays for the whole base to hear. For those of you who dont know military procedure, its where they play "Ruffles and Flurishes" followed by the "National Anthem." Its to show reverance to the flag and time to support those serving over seas and in war zones. We sometimes are out and about when it plays and have told Landon to put his hand on his heart and be reverant. He usually does pretty good, but one of us has always been with him. The other day we were in the kitchen and I guess his keen little kid ears heard it because he says "OH NO!!" runs to the back door opens it and runs out to the back yard and the side of the house where he can see the flag and puts his hand over his heart (he does both hands) and stood there so calm the whole time. When it was all done he looked over to the door where I was standing (taking pics of course) and just gave me the sweetest smile. I was so proud of him, he did it all by himself and stood there the full 2 1/2 minutes it took for it all to play. (thats an awful long time for such a little guy) Way to go Landon, thanks for supporting our country so reverantly!
Just some random pics! Sorry the one of Braddoc sleeping is side ways!! (dont know how that one happened)


Baby blue!!!

7 comments:

Boston Family said...

Landon is so cute. I can't beleive he stood there that long. I can't get Blake to make it past 5 seconds in a prayer.
Braddoc is just adorable. I want to give him kisses on his cheeks..you'll have to do that for me! Wish we were closer. I miss my buddy and our boys are so close in age I'm sure they would have fun together.

Amanda XOX said...

When I started reading this post I thought you were talking about 4:30 AM and I was just imagining the whole base being all onery for this early morning ritual (like in the movies)....
Yay Landon! That's so cool he knows what to do when the music plays =o)

barbl said...

God bless America! And, your sweet little family.
Barb Lefler

Christina said...

Congrats on your new addition :) Too cute. Hope you are feeling well. let me know if you need anything.

Jen said...

When we were in San Antonio, Tristan and Samantha were the same way! They'd here the very first part and then dart into the back yard, all the way to the fence and stand very still and tall fro the Anthem to be played. It's nice when we get to see first hand how our kids listen and take to heart the things we teach them!
Jen

BAMAGurleyGirl said...

A big Marine Corp OORAH! for Landon! That is awesome. I love being on base for this - it forces you to stop and appreciate our country - no matter how busy you are at the time. I miss hearing it every evening. :( Anyway - that is so awesome that you have instilled the importance to him and that he did that on his own.

jamiegilson said...

What a cutie. The "oh no" urgency ... precious. I miss hearing the anthem. We heard it all the time at Scott, but missed it in Vegas and now here.=(