Memorial Day, on the last Monday in May, a day to remember those who have served this country in the military and have fallen in combat. A day to remember people who put their lives on the line for something they may or may not have believed in, a day for us to put aside our thoughts and beliefs and to think of those who have died while serving this country (and any other country). In my mind a very solemn and sad day. We went to Mount Vernon Memorial Park and walked around right after the end of the ceremony. Bikers and veterans, children and adults, families helping their elders visit other family members' graves and lots of hushed voices paying their respects. It was already over 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun was beating down, but it was lovely to walk around and contemplate the sheer amount of people who have served and died for this country in this region alone.
I've been determined to only use my DSLR on fully manual since I moved here, and I'm quite proud of how OK these photos came out, especially seeing as I was carrying Aurora in the Ergo, pushing Luna in the stroller and Taking photos with one had, adjusting my settings pretty much blindly. All photos taken with my Canon Rebel T1i (I would have used my FujiFilm XE-1 but the charger is buried in one of the boxes in the garage and I don't want to buy another).