Saturday, May 28, 2011

On This Memorial Day Weekend

Old Glory"I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did. We mourn for them as comrades who have departed, but we feel the glory of their dying and the glory of their achievement covers all our great country, and has set them in an imperishable roll of honor." — President Benjamin Harrison, May 30th, 1891

On this Memorial Day weekend, remember the fallen and thank those who have served or are still serving - it's the least that we, as a grateful nation, can do.

6 comments:

  1. thank you for your service Linda.

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  2. I posted this to my facebook page,Sarge CharlieI thank you as well for your service.

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  3. very good point linda, and thank you!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. My flag hangs from one of the columns on my porch so there is no half mast. But you know my neighbor Mike has his flag pole and his 500-600 mini flags surrounding his property this weekend, as he does for every Patriotic holiday.

    (Technically, my flag had to go to that flag home in the sky as it was tattered and Mike 'retired it' for me according to proper flag etiquette, and I have not yet replaced it.)

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  5. It IS the very least that we can do.

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  6. I like the idea of flags at full mast in remembrance of the sacrifice of the fallen.

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