Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day: We Remember

Flag flying over the Arizona Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii
Fire up the BBQ and bring out the picnic gear—it's Memorial Day weekend. As you enjoy the hotdogs, hamburgers and potato salad, remember this great American pastimes is made possible because many died to bring us freedom. Plan to attend a parade or event that honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Last year we attended an event at the Veterans Memorial at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Fair Oaks. Amid rows and rows of American flags wafting in the wind, masses of people converged on the cemetery to see a military flyover, watch sky divers glide to earth and hear moving speeches from uniformed personnel. It moved us to see so many people there, honoring and offering words of thanks to those who served.

The most emotional moment of the day occurred when a woman sitting next to us began to weep as she remembered her brother who gave his life. My husband turned and gave her a hug. No words were needed.


  1. Ah! I do love your beautiful header! The little paw prints are adorable. And this post is refreshing. I just received a message from a friend, a Marine who was part of the first wave into Baghdad. He sacrificed so much to serve our country. I can't imagine a population in more need of our care and support. Thank you for the reminder.

  2. Absolutely! Our military pay dearly for our freedom and for that we remain indebted to them.



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