Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day tribute

On Monday, May 28th, the US celebrates a national holiday called Memorial Day. This time of year always makes me ponder our history - the wars and conflicts - as well as the current state of affairs. For those unfamiliar with this particular US holiday, it is a time for citizens to pay respect and homage to the men and women who have died in wars or in the service of our country. Memorial services, flowers and flags on grave sites, personal reflection from family members who have lost someone near and dear, as well as parades honoring our Armed Forces, are all part of the tradition. Regardless of political views, these are real people and families and lives who deserve to be remembered and honored.

Thank you to all of those who have given their lives for our country, as well as those currently in service. May you be safe.

5 comments:

marsha said...

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for the insight into the origins of Memorial Day ...

knitsteel said...

A very thoughtful post, well said.

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E & E Bungalow said...

Great post about Memorial Day. Although I'm not a fan of going to war, I definitely agree that we always need to remember those who died fighting for our nation. Thanks for the thoughtful words.

Monica Huete said...

It's very interesting to know more about other countries important days.I do believe that if we read more and knew more about our past history we would avoid making the same mistakes in the future... Thanks for your visit and nice words.