Memorial Day Weekend

IMG_2909

Those of you who know me personally probably remember that my cousin, Adam Hamilton, was killed in action in Afghanistan on May 28, 2011 at the age of 22. He was kind, charismatic, brave, funny, and touched everyone’s life that he came in contact with. I miss him terribly and think of him everyday, as does the rest of my family. Memorial Day is to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our rights and freedoms.

My family started a not-for-profit organization called The Adam S. Hamilton Memorial Academic and Athletic Scholarship Fund, which each year provides one male and female senior at Kent Roosevelt high school a four-year, $10,000 scholarship. This past weekend was one of the big fundraisers, and I was so happy to be able to participate. There was a Hammy 5k, Hammy WOD (Crossfit), and a Lil’ Hammy obstacle course.

 IMG_2868IMG_2903

It was at Dix Stadium, which is the football stadium for Kent State University. It was really remarkable to see the amount of people willing to volunteer their time to help out and to organize, and the sponsors who donated. It is a testament to what kind of person Adam was, the impact he had on people’s lives, and how his memory lives on.

IMG_2906

The rest of the weekend was spent with family and friends, and it was great to be able to spend time with them and share our cherished memories of Adam. The kids had a lot of fun playing with their cousins, which they always do! My favorite thing about being back up north is definitely being closer to home. I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day, we did.

IMG_2898 IMG_2900

Until our next adventure,

Moving Mommy

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s