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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day



"Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking;
Dream of battled fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking" 
Sir Walter Scott 

Memorial Day is often seen as the holiday that marks the beginning of Summer, but it's so much more than that.
Thanks to all who served, and especially those who gave their lives, so I might enjoy the freedoms we have today.
(credit - Jo Coates)

13 comments:

Terri D said...

Well said, Mari.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, I have been reading so many posts from my dear blogger friends about Memorial Day! (I am South African) What a wonderful celebration and so special too... I hope you had a blessed weekend, dear Mari!
Much love and hugs,
Kelly-Anne

Mildred said...

A wonderful post, Mari. May God bless America.

Sola Scriptura said...

Lovely post :)

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful. Thank you. Blessings

Linda E said...

Amen and God bless America...again.

Patsy said...

What a picture it tells us, so much about why we are free.
God Have mercy on us all for our country letting them down in these last years.

Carrie B. said...

Gives me goose bumps! Blessings to you this Memorial Day Mari. xoxo

Dee said...

What a beautiful post and that picture... wow!

Deb said...

I Agree. Today should be a day of gratitude more than a day of mindless fun and partying! May we never forget those who sacrificed so much for us all. Thanks for this post!

Mari said...

It is so much more than that - indeed!

Jenny said...

It certainly is more than that, and I'm so grateful for all those who gave their lives for my freedoms. I am not worthy but I will always remember to be thankful for them. I hope your Memorial Day was special, my friend. And I love that poem. xoxo

Brooke said...

so blessed to be able to join my grandfather as he put a flag on his brother's (who died during the normandy invasion) grave.
as the facebook post i saw read "in case you thought it was national barbeque day"