This weekend I went back to Michigan. My mom and I had actually planned this trip back in January as a trip to visit my grandfather on D-day and see the Red Sox play the Tigers. Unfortunately he died prior to this trip but we still wanted to go to visit Lee and commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-day.
Holly, MI. My grandfather is buried at the National Cemetery in Holly and we needed to go to the florist first so we decide to explore this adorable, historic town.
Great Lakes National Cemetery which is just a few miles away. You can read about my grandfather's burial with full military honors here. The weather was literally 30 degrees warmer on this day thank it was for the burial and we were grateful for the beautiful day!
We were even MORE grateful for this. To our shock and surprise my grandfather's grave stone was there! We had hoped it would be but did not expect it since we had told it would likely take until some time in July. It was the perfect day for it to be there in honor of D-day and just another reminder that God's timing is always perfect!
IMAX Theatre at the Henry Ford Museum to see the documentary D-Day which was narrated by Tom Brokaw. It was very interested and a great history lesson. The museum is also very interesting and I highly recommend it if you ever find yourself in the area (I have been during a previous trip to MI).
Compari's which was one of my grandfather's favorite restaurants (and the same place we went after the funeral).
After getting up at 5am I could hardly keep my eyes open any longer. We got home after 11pm and I crashed! It was a long but wonderful day!
A little more about my weekend in MI to come. . .
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