THE WOODLANDS, TX - This Memorial Day, the Proctor and Atkins families of Alden Bridge will be hosting a lemonade stand from noon to 5 p.m. on the corner of Alden Bridge Drive and Crownridge Drive, near Woodlands Oak Church.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The two families wanted to teach their seven children, ages 1-17, about the real meaning of Memorial Day.

"We want them to understand that Memorial Day is more than the start of summer,"" Kenneth Proctor said. ""It needs to be remembered for what it is. It's about the sacrifice people made for our freedoms. Freedom isn't free, and I want my children to understand that.""

The families picked the Wounded Warrior Project because of its strong connection to the holiday and low administrative fees.

""Shouldn't we as a society try to pay [wounded veterans> back?"" Proctor asked.

When the Atkins family hosted the Memorial Day lemonade stand last year, they raised about $350. The goal for this year is $600, with lemonade selling for 75 cents for a regular cup and $1.25 for a large. The families received a donation of 450 lemons from Kroger to help achieve their goal.

All veterans are invited to come by and enjoy free lemonade with their families.

""I don't want Memorial Day to pass by without recognition from our children,"" Proctor said.

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