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Good for you Sandy. Too many people forget what the day really means.
I was fortunate enough to spend part of the day with my wife and daughter at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, just outside of St. Louis. Thousands of others were there, too, to pay tribute and to remember. Lord, how I hope we always remember.
Each grave was decorated with small American flag, placed their by Boy and Cub scouts and other volunteers. As we walked to my father's grave we passed two middle-aged men kneeling in front of the tombstone of one of their buddies, who fell in combat during the war in Iraq. They stayed bent over that small marble slab for a long time. There were many such acts unfolding around us as people of all ages, races and backgrounds took time to make the pilgrammage to honor our vets and their spouses.
Thanks for sharing. I too bite my tongue when I hear that phrase Sandy. A talk radio show I listen to has an annual segment every year dedicated to Memorial Day. People call in and pay tribute to their loved ones that paid the ultimate price. It's incredibly moving. I look forward to it every year and always have tissues handy when I listen to these emotional calls.
Featuring my favorite editorial cartoon once more...
My aquacise instructor yesterday ended class telling us to have a fun Memoiral Day. I gritted my teeth, got control of myself, smiled, and reminded everyone to take time to remember all those who have given their lives to preserve our Freedom. There was a stunned silence and then that moment of awareness...brief as it was before we left the pool.
As I've written in previous years:
We can never forget our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day and every day of each and every year.
With pride in and prayers for all who serve our country,
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VPMM of Brian
Thank you for such a wonderful 'cartoon'. I've always been patriotic, but now that my son is in the Marines, it takes on another meaning.
Oh my goodness, how Memorial Day festivities have changed for me, it use to be pools, bar b ques, and craziness, not since my son literally went to do a job for our country, something since Junior High, he has been driven to do and that was to fight to undo the wrong....This year I am the proudest Marine Mom ever and will be praying
I thought it was time to again feature this classic editorial cartoon for the upcoming Memorial Day 2012.
As I wrote a year ago:
Sandy (1~sandyr) - MFN Volunteer
VPMM of BrianSix years active duty: 3/7 K - Al Qaim '04, Ramadi '05-'06, IL MEPS '06-'08
Currently Active Reserves: 2/24 Weapons Co.
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