Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012


"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, fly your flags proudly as we remember those brave men and women who served to make and keep our nation free so that we can have flags and three-day weekends and all those things we generally take for granted.  Whether they died on the battlefield or behind the lines or years later from the ravages of diseases brought on by war, we should always remember them and thank them for their service. I do. 

6 comments:

  1. truly a lovely post honey. and thank you for YOUR service!

    hugs, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  2. Well said, as always, my friend. And your cemetery photos are always so poignant and moving.

    My neighbor Mike's son RJ put out about 600 US flags and POW flags the day before yesterday in anticipation of the Memorial Day weekend, as Mike always does for every patriotic holiday. Those 600 flags are in addition to Mike's normal US flag and POW flag which are on his flag pole most every day. However, because of Tropical Storm Beryl they've had to go out and take each and every one of them up/down.

    It's a dreary day here, for sure. I hope the weather is nicer in your neck of the woods.

    big hugs xoxo

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  3. Once again, I thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice to duty and country.

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  4. Happy Memorial day! Thank you for your service, Linda :)

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  5. I do too. Yes, thank you for your service.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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