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We were lucky enough to attend a ceremony this weekend for John Tyler. Although we’d visited his final resting place at the Hollywood Cemetery on President’s Day it was  neat to attend a military ceremony in his honor with his family members present. Although it rained steadily throughout the morning it was a beautiful day and we enjoyed every minute of it. 

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And The Boy and I were even able to gleam some new information about our 10th president. We’ve included an extensive study of our presidents this year as I don’t just want B to spit out the presidents in order; I really want him to grasp the historical context of their presidencies, the things that shaped them and their actions, the policies they implemented or supported and why. So we were tickled pink to learn some new information on President Tyler. 

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For those in the Richmond area, the Tyler residence isn’t far from here and Hollywood Cemetery is a treat in itself. If the weather would just turn more spring like it would make for a great afternoon day trip.

Pardon all the less than stellar photos. I was unsure of protocol during various parts of the wreath laying ceremony and was trying hard to take photos without drawing attention.

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My handsome escort. He made sure his momma stayed dry and kept a steady hand on my arm so I wouldn’t slip on the wet stones. My little man is turning into quite the gentleman. 

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