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Monday, May 25, 2009

We Remember

On this Memorial day, we remember all who served our country who are no longer with us. Some fell in battle, some retired and lived out their natural lives,some in accidents,some due to illnesses. All served and sacrificed for this great nation. Thank you to all of you who now rest in peace. "They also serve who stand and wait" Service spouses are one of a kind.

This circle of flags had every state flag, every branch of the service flags, many,many others.

Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio TX is an old and very big National cemetary. The pictures are from Ft. Sam. (As you know, Mom 's remains were interred with Daddy's Friday, May 22.)

My grandaughtr, Maddy, with a pink carnation she wanted to put on the gravesite herself.

My son and daughter after our service for Mom.
Yes WE REMEMBER ALL OF YOU AT REST. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. And if you will , take a little time out from your barbecues to remember all of the men and women who haved allowed us to live in this great nation.


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

The above extract from this poem was read at my darling father's funeral, he being a war veteran from WW2, he lost his sight in fierce battle. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (one medal down from the Victoria Cross) for his bravery.

He never spoke about his horrific experiences, he was a gentle man. Kind and beautiful in spirit. I mourn his loss - four years ago on June 5th this year. Gentle and warm in spirt, kind and full of laughter and fun, even considering his terrible injuries.

I am moved by all your postings about your Heroes. You truly are a remarkable nation, I am proud to be your friend. Proud that we stand together against the enemy which still threatens our peace and safety.

Thank you for posting this lovely and rather wonderful tribute.

My tears are falling.

Take care. Your friend Jeannie xxxxx and family

We lost a brave young lad today here in the UK, fighting in Afghanistan, I have paid tribute to him tonight.

another flower in the field.



The Army of Four said...

That's beautiful, you guys. Thank you for sharing such a special tribute with us, such a remarkable part of your lives.
God bless our fallen veterans.
Tail wags,

Moco said...

We appreciate your tribute to all service personnel.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur sharing your private time with us...

What a proper and fitting post on this somber day...


Gus said...

Thank you for sharing your memories with us. Those of us who are the children of the "greatest generation" were not told all of the stories, or understand all of the sacrifices our parents made. How sad that many of them passed on still protecting us from the horrors they knew.

Bless you and your family

Barb, with Gussie and Teka

Peanut said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a personal thing with all of us. We appreciate them all.

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful tribute!
Kisses and hugs

Mango said...

What a moving post. I am sure it was an emotionally charged day for you.

I am so glad we have a special day for our men and women in uniform.

Mango Momma


Pawsome tribute, well done. We took it easy this memorial day weekend. We have plenty to do though.

Dog Speed

Essex & Deacon

Joe Stains said...

What a great post. Looks like it went well.

Life With Dogs said...

Very nicely said. We are all fortunate and cannot take such fortune for granted...

Petra said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures and wonderful reminder of the purpose for this special memorial day weekend.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are wiping away tears! What a beautiful post that was!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dennis the Vizsla said...

This is something we should keep in mind. I sent a Memorial Day note to a good friend who's a Marine and she wrote back that I was the only person who said anything to her about the holiday without being reminded, which made me a bit sad.

Lacy said...

w00fs, bute ti ful tribute, but a sad sad day for u all..

b safe,