Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and virtue." -- President James Garfield at the observance of the very first Memorial Day on the sacred grounds of Arlington National Cemetery on May 30th, 1868


  1. and i believe all presidents since then have placed a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier. well, until this one anyway.

    but that's okay, at least he'll get a much needed vacation, right?

    smiles, bee

  2. I just read Bee's comment. Wow. Is that true? He can't be bothered to place a wreath to honor our fallen?

    Wow. That leaves me speechless.

    I know you have to work today. Thank you for your service. And thanks for taking care of those first responders today. Big hugs xo

  3. Thank you for this post. We need to stand strong as a nation and honor those who fell serving "God and Country".

  4. Miss Bee fails to say that Vice President Biden will lay the wreath at Arlington, while President Obama will lay the wreath at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

    Dislike of our President does not excuse blatant disregard of facts and truth. President Ronald Reagan did not lay a wreath at Arlington in 1983. President George HW Bush did not do so in 1992.

    Linda - I thank you for your service on this day set aside to remember the sacrifice of those who served and never made it home.

  5. Happy Memorial day honey. Big hug. :)

  6. Yup, he sent Biden to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
    And his event in Elwood, Il. got rained out.

    I guess he was going to make remarks when he got back to Andrews AFB..

    Anyhoo, I do hope your day at work wasn't too stressful, Linda.

  7. Fortunately, according to verified reports, the President had time to lay the wreath and pay his respects, as well as talk to a few veteran's families. His remarks were rained out.

  8. Thank you for the updates, Patti and Travis!

  9. I appreciate you, my friend. Thank you for this post.


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