Monday, May 29, 2017

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. 

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for a perfect post and reminder of what today is really all about!

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  2. We do not celebrate Memorial Day here in Canada, but we should. My unending gratitude to those who gave all.

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  3. Yes it is, well said.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  4. Amen to that!!! And some great photos too.

    Woos - Misty and Lightning

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  5. Honoring our war dead. We will never forget their sacrifice!
    Cam and Mags

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  6. That is very true. My father fought in World War II. My husband's father fought in Korea. One Memorial Day my husband and his father, who was a very grumpy man, were at Fenway Park, and in between innings they asked all the veterans to stand and be recognized and Ted's father stood up and yelled "What's all this horseshit about!"

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  7. YES! your said it pawfectly!!! have a good memorial day...

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