Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day


I saw this on Mike's blog and thought it portrayed the reason for this day well. Here's what he had to say about it:
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"Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.
Remember Freedom is not free,some one paid for it with their lives. If you can read this, Thank a Teacher. Since You have the freedom to read this,Thank a Veteran.
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20 comments:

Deb said...

I seen that on Mikes blog also, very nice. Saying a prayer for you and Andy also Mari. God Bless.

Mary said...

Mari,

We owe all of our rights and freedoms to those who have fought for them. Thank you for the tribute.


Blessings,
Mary

Aspiemom said...

I like that!

Nancy said...

That is a bit of neat history that we forget, and a nice tribute. Thanks Mari..

septembermom said...

We can never thank our heroes enough for all that they have sacrificed for our freedom. God bless them all.

justabeachkat said...

So true. We are blessed with our freedom because of those who serve our nation.

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!
Hugs!
Kat

jenniferw said...

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours, Mari! When you talk to your soldier Andy, please convey to him my heartfelt thanks the sacrifices he has made to protect our precious freedoms!

jenniferw said...

Make that, heartfelt thanks FOR the sacrifices he has made ...

LOL! So late it's early ...

Bonnie said...

That is great. I like that portrayal !

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Love it!

~Ginger said...

How true! Thankful for all of our soldiers past and present. Giving special thanks today for Andy!

Dani said...

Wonderful thoughts Mari- I really love his. It's such a perfect example of why we have this holiday. Too often I think people get caught up in taking vacations or having their day off work. Holidays are more than that! Thanks for the lovely reminder!

Rebekah said...

Cute cartoon. I have tried all week to post on your blog (and others too) We are having computer problems at work and it wont let me open certain things. Weird. But I am still here reading!

Have a great day

Lorie said...

Amen!!

All My Blessings said...

Here, Here!!! Kae

Terri said...

Yup!

Brooke said...

Memorial Day is the day my family pauses to remember the sacrifice my Papaw's brother made at normandy beach June 6, 1941. He died without a wife of children to remember him, but Mr. Right and I have pledged to tell any future children about him and make sure they pass along his story to their children.

Pat said...

That cartoon really say's it all. I don't think you could find anyone in the US that doesn't or didn't have a loved one in the service. This day should be very important to EVERY American. I thank God for this beautiful USA and those who have served to protect it!

Mike Golch said...

Mari,it is said the immintation is the sincerest form of flattery,thank you for posting this here.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I like that cartoon, and I also like the quote. I used it with my Memorial Day post (which I barely got up before the day was over!).