Monday, December 10, 2012

Need a Christmas Gift Idea for a Veteran??

Trying to find a great Christmas gift for grandparents is often a hard task. This year my husband and I purchased a paver at the Veterans Memorial at Taylorsville to honor our grandpas.

This past Memorial Day, the city dedicated the Veterans Memorial. It is located on the south side of the Taylorsville City Hall at 2600 W. 5325 S. There are flags to honor each branch of the military. There are two walls inscribed with quotes that honor those who sacrificed for our freedoms. And there are bronze statues representing those coming home. It is a beautiful and peaceful area to reflect on those who have served and sacrificed.

Last Thursday afternoon we picked up my husband's grandfather, Grandpa Riley, and took him to lunch. We told him we had a Christmas surprise for him.

After lunch, we drove Grandpa out to Taylorsville City Hall. We showed him the beautiful memorial and took him over to where the pavers were.

Grandpa was so touched by this and it seemed to mean a lot to him.

My Grandpa Ned passed away seven years ago, so I didn't get a chance to show him the paver, but we still wanted to honor his service. 

We are so grateful for the difficult sacrifice our two grandpas made to defend our freedom. We appreciate all our veterans and those who are still serving in the armed forces.

If you or anyone you know is interested in a paver at the Veterans Memorial at Taylorsville, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

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