Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day


Memorial Day has such a deep meaning for us, and for everyone being protected by the freedom of our nation. Can you imagine a world where we weren't free to enjoy our choices, live our lives, and go about our own business at whatever level of autonomy we choose?

Neither Can I.  Neither Could They.

Our family is full of military men on both my husband's side and my own.

My husband served, and is a Gulf War veteran.

My son is serving now.

If they're not in uniform, they are thought of as just people on the street. But to the people who love them, they are our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, spouses, children, aunts , uncles, and friends...and they are the ones who would give up their lives so we can keep our freedom. Today is a day to remember our national heroes. It is a day to honor those who are serving, and a day to remember those who have lost their lives so that we can continue to live ours freely. They are the ones that serve so I can close this post with the words, "One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All," and that is no small thing.


44 comments:

  1. Hi Rosey .. this is so true .. so many serve, yet we may well not see them ... and so many have served their time in the War, and since that time in various conflicts ..

    We should remember them - thank you - Hilary

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    1. I was thinking all day yesterday how nice it was that people were going all out for the day.

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  2. They all deserve all the respect in the world, unlike the a-holes upon high who cause the crap.

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    1. It's not an easy thing to serve, it really does deserve respect, I agree.

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  3. Beautifully said. Thank you.

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  4. A day to decorate the graves of those who served their country. That is why it used to be called "Decoration Day" but changed to Memorial Day in the 60's.
    Remember all our fallen heroes.

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    1. I recently heard that and like the name better now. My aunt (out of state) decorates my dad's grave every year.

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  5. Thank you to your family for their service! Happy Memorial Day!

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    1. So many people who serve don't even realize how special of a thing it is that they're doing. I'm glad they get recognition for it.

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  6. Beautiful tribute. May your son always stay safe in his endeavors and you've raised an honorable person. Have a wonderful Monday. :)

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    1. Thank you for the safety sentiment. I wish him the same every single day.

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  7. I thank all your family members that have served and those that are serving. May you son come home safe very soon.

    Have a terrific day honey. :)

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  8. I didn't know this about your family! You should be proud. I pray your son is protected in his service.

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. It's very hard when your child joins the service. I was a mess when he joined, sometimes out of the blue (just driving, or whatever), I would cry. It was really something I couldn't even help doing. And it surprised me. It's scary. I'm proud of him though, very much so.

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  9. A great tribute post and, amen! Thank them for their service and thank you for posting this :)

    Have a great Memorial Day!

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    1. Thanks, Mark. I hope your day was happy-happy too.

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  10. Oh, bless your sweet son! We don't have many in the military in my family. I respect those that serve; have and will serve!

    Thanks for the vacay wishes. It was just a blog vaca, I had to get away from my computer. Today I HAD to get back! But thanks nonetheless. :D

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  11. A big Thank You! to those in your family that are currently in the military or have served. That is a wonderful thing to do for your country and for all of us.

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    1. It's not always easy, I'm glad when they (military folks) get the recognition they deserve.

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  12. Freedom is so important Rosey! I can't imagine myself living in a country that is not free. Congratulations and best wishes to all your relatives who are serving. Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. It is a precious privilege.

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    1. High fiving you, Sandie. I was remembering too. :)

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  14. Amen, Rosey! May we always remember and honor their sacrifice. Thanks and God bless to your family members who are serving.
    John 15:13 No greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
    Love in Him,
    Laurie

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    1. Thank you for the warm thoughts, Laurie.

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  15. A big thank you to your family who is serving and for the sacrifices your family makes while your loved ones are serving!

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    1. Thanks, Theresa. we're so proud of them, and all of the others who serve as well.

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  16. So beautiful and so well said. People need to focus on the true meaning of this day and realize the sacrifices that were made in order for us to have our freedom in this great country of ours!

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    1. So happy to see such a huge outpouring of support yesterday. I hope it was like that where you are too. :)

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  17. As always... thanks to you and your family for serving our country :)

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  18. Such a beautiful post, making me tear up Xx

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    1. It was a nice day. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  19. Beautifully written as always, Rosie! I pray your son is protected in his service.

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    1. Many thank you's! All are welcome. :)

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  20. Love this! As you know, my hubby is a vet, so I took him out for ice cream to thank him ;)

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    1. I did know that, and I know you're proud of him too. :)

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  21. What a beautiful post Rosie!! You can't say you are an American if you don't remember those who keep us safe... especially on Memorial Day.

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    1. It's a pretty important thing, I agree.

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  22. It is no small thing at all for our loved ones to give such sacrifices.

    Salute from one military family to another.

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    1. I hope your day was fab., Colette. :)

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