Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

It's not a day off from work.
It's looking at history, and what has withstood time and conflict.
It's not meeting friends for a meal and fun.
It's not ice cream and a barbecue.
It's not sitting in  your lounge chair.
It's raising your flag, remembering what is important as you look hard at everything.

It's saying "thank you" to those who have served.
It's remembering brave sacrifices.
It's putting your pride in your country out  for all to see, not on this weekend, but every day of the year.
It's  remembering duty and courage and the willingness to defend. 
It's honoring the memory of all of those brave men and women who gave their life in the service of this country, so you could live, here today, in the safe place they made for us. 


  1. One of the best Memorial Day posts we have seen so far!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. An excellent post. We think the true meaning is being forgotten with so many proclamations of it being the official start of summer and BBq-ing season.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. A lovely post. What does 1911 represent?
    Wally & Sammy

  4. Great post! I will remember the heroes today and we visit the monument in our village... this day is more than the start of summer and a big sale...
    Have a good Memorial Day
    easy rider

  5. Thank you everyone - for the remembering of those that gave their lives for their country.

    Wallace Wright-Parking - that is the designation of my sidearm when off duty. Unfortunately, LEO's can be targets and I prefer to be one that is armed.

  6. What an incredibly beautiful post!!! W are joining you in remembering those who served so well in order to preserve our freedoms.

    Happy Memorial Day.'

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning


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