The girls held up amazingly well throughout the whole ceremony. Really, they were troopers.
Before we went, I had Ella interview my grandfather, and we're going to turn those answers and our pictures from the day into a report over the next couple of weeks. So, despite our taking a break from history the past couple of months, she got a really important lesson anyway. I think she "gets" it. As well as a seven year old can. War is one of things that's difficult for an adult to understand, let alone a young child. But she understands that her great-grandpa was very brave and that we are super proud of him. I think he was pretty proud to have them there, too.