Memorial Day Distractions

By: Marcie Kobriger Email
By: Marcie Kobriger Email

It wasn't all about remembering those who were lost, today was also about spending time with friends and family; but no matter what they did, people we talked with said they still remembered what the day was really about.

It was a Memorial Day picnic at Potawatomi Park for some families.

Nina Kinsey tells us what her family is doing, “playing some games, listing to some music, had a big picnic with ribs and hot dogs, getting wet, playing in the water, celebrating.”

Some splish-splashed the day away, including Gwendolyn Knowlton and her family, “We’re just hanging out with family and enjoying the water park. It gives the kids a chance for socialization, and its nice to be out in this weather while we have it.”

At the cove, the patriotic day was all about America's favorite pastime ...

“I've umpired most of the weekend, and this is the culmination, being able to watch my son play in the sectionals,” Michael Thomas tells us as he prepares to root for Riley.

Whether they were splashing, swinging or spending time with the family, these folks say they know what today is really all about.

”My father is a veteran,” Thomas tells us.

My sister is in the army she cant be with us. She’s in Iraq.” Kinsey says.

”It’s an every day thing in our house because my husband served in desert storm, so we really respect what they're out there trying to do for us,” Knowlton says of those who have served.

While they went about his day, Tomas and many others thanked service men and women past, for making the now possible. “I truly believe what they did for us so many years ago has given us the freedom to be able to do what we're doing today.”

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