Picnic at the 4 chaplains chapel

We got invited to a picnic at the 4 chaplains chapel here in Philadelphia. I never heard of these wonderful and heroic men that the Chapel was made for. The boat was sinking (forgot which war it was) and there was not enough life vests for all the soldiers. These four men Gave their life vest so that others could live. They perished and were never found. May they rest in peace.

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We got there at the beginning of the event so it was nice to chit chat with a few people. We were practically the only family and the only ones around our age, this didn’t bother me.  There was wine and lots of food. The kids had a wonderful time due to the boys club games that were set up next to the picnic

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Watching the Vietnam veterans rise up the flag of pow and the American flag gave me goose bumps and I felt pride to have had the honor to be there and watch this happen.

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The day was very gloomy but that didn’t matter because we were under a tent. Kay gave us a run for our money though I’ll tell you that much! She was such a handful that we had to exit out and head home before the event finished, we left an hour early. She will be on their website so I’ll be on the lookout and post it up on my Instagram once they do post her photo.

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It was a lovely time and made me feel good and honored to have sat with our veterans. I hope to be able to go to another event like this very soon.

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Xo,  Vanessa

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