Memorial Day 2014


Gallabrae, Royal Highland Fusiliers

Gallabrae, Royal Highland Fusiliers (Photo credit: JA SC)

This past weekend was the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.  I had the pleasure of working through the weekend.  I say pleasure because I worked the Gallabrae Highland Games that were held at Furman University on May 24, 2014.  The games were  a celebration of the Scottish heritage as well as a celebration of Memorial Day.  The opening ceremonies for the games were a colorful parade of all the military service color guards, the parade of the Tartans and include a detachment of the Royal Highland Fusiliers.  There were veterans from every military branch in attendance.  I was able to meet some real ‘Hero’s’ during this event.  It made me remember what this Memorial Day holiday was all about. to remember those that served and made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

 

 

 

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Fall Season


Bell Tower, Furman University, Greenville, Sou...

Bell Tower, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, USA. View of tower. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nothing exciting here, just beautiful Fall weather settling in here in the Upstate of South Carolina.  Yesterday was when I really felt it was here.  I worked the Furman University Football Game in the afternoon.  The weather was cloudy with a little rain but then it cleared up to a wonderful cool. crisp night just in time for the Men’s Soccer game.  A full bright moon rose up during the game and the cool turned to cold during the game.  This is the time of year I like best.  The crispness in the air and the changes in natures backdrop.  On the campus of Furman University is one of the best places to experience this with its 750 acres of tree covered landscape, beautiful lake and mountain views.  I worked 13 hours yesterday but came home feeling relaxed and refreshed and ready for another day at work today.  Even though Fall is looked as the end of things I find it to be the souls renewal.  If you have not had a chance to get out a just look you should do it soon before the Fall season is gone.  Oh,and yes Furman won both of the games which just made it an even more perfect day at work!