Day 149 (28 May 2012) . . . and some gave all.


Here in the US we are celebrating Memorial Day.  Today is the day we honor all those who gave their life for our freedom.  From Wikipedia:
“Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. ”

Please remember to take a moment and honor those who gave all, and those that they left behind.  Please teach your children the true meaning of this holiday; that it is not about BBQs, parties, etc.

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14 thoughts on “Day 149 (28 May 2012) . . . and some gave all.

  1. Love the photos and the sentiments, a day when all should remember, even us across the sea, for those that have lost their lives making life for us as well safer. We have a remembrance day when we remember our lost lives, just not the same day as yours…

  2. Brought tears to my eyes. These are great photos that belong in the paper next Memorial Day. They do a selection usually in print and online of various people who have served. Just amazing.

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