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Memorial Day Monday – May 25 – Memories and Gratitude

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For some reason, when I tried to publish this post last night, I got a weird WP error message saying, “Are you sure you want to do that?”–so I wasn’t able to publish this in time for Memorial Day!

 

But anyway, yesterday was Memorial Day in the USA as we remembered all those who have served (and are serving) our country in the military, especially those who died during their service.

 

Fortunately, none of the people I know personally have lost their lives while serving in the military, but my thoughts and prayers go out to all those family members and friends who have lost loved ones who died while defending our country.

 

In memory and thanks to my parents and all who have served/are serving in the military.
In memory and thanks to my parents and all who have served/are serving in the military.

My parents served in Korea in the 1950s; Mom in the Air Force and Dad in the Army. I honored their memory yesterday. Even though their earthly remains reside in the Veterans Cemetery in New Hampshire, I know their spirits are alive and well in their heavenly home.

 

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So for Memorial Day, I thought  I would share a few quotes from The Quote Garden about Memorial Day.

 

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We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.

~Francis A. Walker

 

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How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!

~Maya Angelou

 

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For love of country they accepted death..”

~James A. Garfield

 

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The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”

~Benjamin Disraeli

 

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And I’m proud to be an American,

where at least I know I’m free.

And I won’t forget the men who died,

who gave that right to me.”

~Lee Greenwood

 

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They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.

~Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Military king-size quilt I made for a marine!

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What about you?

 

 Did you serve, are you serving, or do you know someone who served or is serving in the military?

4 Comments

  1. Francene Stanley

    So sad that people had to suffer and die so we could remain free. Thank you for your words of praise and comfort.

    27 . May . 2015
  2. Alana

    My Dad was a disabled (non combat injury) vet of World War II, Army Air Force. A couple of his brothers and sisters also served, and my mother worked in a civilian factory making parachutes (it may have been the company that now makes Vanity Fair undergarments). My husband’s now 103 year old aunt manufactured (I believe) bomb sights. My husband is a peacetime vet of the Air Force. My father in law was a guard at a World War II POW camp for Italian POWS in Ohio.

    27 . May . 2015
  3. Melinda

    Great quotes. Thank you for your parents service and for remembering them.

    27 . May . 2015
  4. Sandy SK

    My grandfather fought in WW2. My other grandfather fought in the Korean war. Other family members have joined the USA military. I have not personal lost anyone I know through war.

    28 . May . 2015

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