Memorial Day- A time for Remembrance

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    Memorial Day- A time for Remembrance

    This morning as I look out the window, enjoying the view of my resident cardinals at the bird feeder..right by my much loved lilac bushes, I am struck by just how lucky I am. I also note that it seems like this is to be one of those Memorial Day weekends with changeable weather...already my planned BBQ for tomorrow is feeling threatened by thunderstorms.


    Quickly, however, I realize what will be will be and weather has never stopped us before. I also realize the greater point to the weekend..so these little worries are quickly put into their proper perspective.


    I am reminded quickly the reason for this holiday weekend..and the words of FDR quickly come to mind...


    "Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy, forget in time that men have died to win them."


    So..to all those brave men and women who fight for our freedoms I say Thank You. Without your sacrifice, I may not be sitting by my kitchen window this morning, reading the Globe, sipping tea and enjoying the view outside that is so comforting to me.


    Thank you also to all the brave men and women who keep us safe at home as well. ..the police and firefighters who have already suffered so many losses this year..to their families who also sacrifice ,etc.


    As we are attending our BBQ's or hanging at the coast, or attending our parades we should be sure to remember the reason we are able to to all these things..


    It seems somewhat weird to say Happy Memorial Day..so I will just say that I hope everyone has a wonderful ans safe weekend...remembering the sacrifices of others and celebrating their bravery.


    Safe travels everyone.


    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

     
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    Memorial Day- A time for Remembrance.

     

        Memorial Day is not a 'Happy' day.

    For me, like many, 'Memorial Day' is a day of rememberance.

    Rememberance of the young men that left my hometown for Korea

    .. and returning with missing limbs, etc.. (I was 13 then)

    Rememberance of my days in the USAF. (1956-1960)

    .. Today I will be doing the usual:

    Sitting in my rear screen room - Listening to Nature -

    ..  And 'Remembering' ..

       .. Enjoy this video - I did ...

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc4Qb9S1eF8

     

                                             ~ 'SOMEDAY YOU'LL RETURN' ~

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLWDcy5GdY4

     
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        Memorial Day is not a 'Happy' day.

    For me, like many, 'Memorial Day' is a day of rememberance.

    Rememberance of the young men that left my hometown for Korea

    .. and returning with missing limbs, etc.. (I was 13 then)

    Rememberance of my days in the USAF. (1956-1960)

    .. Today I will be doing the usual:

    Sitting in my rear screen room - Listening to Nature -

    ..  And 'Remembering' ..

       .. Enjoy this video - I did ...

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc4Qb9S1eF8" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc4Qb9S1eF8

     

                                             ~ 'SOMEDAY YOU'LL RETURN' ~

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLWDcy5GdY4" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLWDcy5GdY4

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    No..not happy for sure..but reflective and a day to honor others' service...like those soldiers you remember returning from Korea when you were a kid.  Sounds like you have a nice afternoon planned...listening to nature is soothing.

     

     
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    Thank you for your service -V-.

     

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    Thank you for your service -V-.

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    Think for yourself, question authority.

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    'Thank You' 'SB' and all those that served and lived to remember.

    'Thank You'  'miscricket' for starting this topic and remembering.

    'Thank You' to all that have supported our Military in the past and currently.

    Here is a 'Guest Editorial' that is on a nearby FL site that I saw this morning.

     

    Guest Editorial: Memorial Day 2014
    May 23, 2014 | By St Augustine
     

    Howard O. McGillin, Jr.


    Colonel, US Army (Retired)
    St Augustine, FL

    " Memorial Day is the informal start of summer for most Americans.

    Across the First Coast from Fernandina Beach to Flagler Beach, stores, restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions will transition from winter staffing and scheduling to the hustle and bustle of summer.

    This is a good thing for a nation built on free enterprise.

    It is important however to remember – literally to remember – what Memorial Day is really about.

    America has two great holidays dedicated to those who have served our country in its times of greatest need.

    We remember our honored dead on Memorial Day and our living Veterans on Veterans Day.

    How will you honor them?

    Memorial Day is the day set aside to pay tribute and to remember the sacrifice, and perhaps more importantly, the service of those who have died in the defense of the United States.

    These men and women answered the call of their country when war threatened.

    They gave up their personal freedom and their lives that we might have our freedom and our lives.

    General George S. Patton, Jr., reportedly once said “it is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.

    Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

    “Memorial Day therefore is a solemn, but not necessarily somber, day to remember those men and women who served our country at battlefields from the Lexington Green in 1775 to the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan in 2014, and who, ultimately, gave their lives in defense of freedom.

    Paying tribute to the honored dead is important.

    But, as Abraham Lincoln said 101 years ago at Gettysburg, “it is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.”

    This Memorial Day, Veterans Groups and government leaders will gather at a number of local sites to renew that promise and that dedication and to honor these fallen heroes.

    Please take a few moments from the barbecues, baseball and beach trips to join in one of these ceremonies.

    Why don’t you join us?

    For those in St. Augustine, there will be a ceremony at the National Cemetery commencing at 10:00 a.m. sponsored by the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America followed by a re-dedication of the War Memorial in the Plaza de la Constitution.

    Local veterans will participate in a “Flags In” activity on Saturday May 24, 2014 to place flags on all of the 1200 graves at St. Augustine National Cemetery starting at 10:00 a.m.

    If you cannot participate in a ceremony, we would still recommend that you take a few moments on this long weekend to pause and remember the sacrifices of those who have gone before us.

    The word “memorare” is the Latin word from which we derive “memorial”.

    It is a command to “remember” those who have given you and me the freedoms we cherish. "

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    let's remember everything except for the USS Liberty.. that we can pretend never happened. FDR is a pig.

    [/QUOTE]

    Obsessive much?

     
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    In response to StalkingButler's comment:
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    Thank you for your service -V-.

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    Think for yourself, question authority.

    [/QUOTE]

    'Thank You' 'SB' and all those that served and lived to remember.

    'Thank You'  'miscricket' for starting this topic and remembering.

    'Thank You' to all that have supported our Military in the past and currently.

    Here is a 'Guest Editorial' that is on a nearby FL site that I saw this morning.

     

    Guest Editorial: Memorial Day 2014
    May 23, 2014 | By St Augustine
     

    Howard O. McGillin, Jr.


    Colonel, US Army (Retired)
    St Augustine, FL

    " Memorial Day is the informal start of summer for most Americans.

    Across the First Coast from Fernandina Beach to Flagler Beach, stores, restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions will transition from winter staffing and scheduling to the hustle and bustle of summer.

    This is a good thing for a nation built on free enterprise.

    It is important however to remember – literally to remember – what Memorial Day is really about.

    America has two great holidays dedicated to those who have served our country in its times of greatest need.

    We remember our honored dead on Memorial Day and our living Veterans on Veterans Day.

    How will you honor them?

    Memorial Day is the day set aside to pay tribute and to remember the sacrifice, and perhaps more importantly, the service of those who have died in the defense of the United States.

    These men and women answered the call of their country when war threatened.

    They gave up their personal freedom and their lives that we might have our freedom and our lives.

    General George S. Patton, Jr., reportedly once said “it is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.

    Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

    “Memorial Day therefore is a solemn, but not necessarily somber, day to remember those men and women who served our country at battlefields from the Lexington Green in 1775 to the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan in 2014, and who, ultimately, gave their lives in defense of freedom.

    Paying tribute to the honored dead is important.

    But, as Abraham Lincoln said 101 years ago at Gettysburg, “it is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.”

    This Memorial Day, Veterans Groups and government leaders will gather at a number of local sites to renew that promise and that dedication and to honor these fallen heroes.

    Please take a few moments from the barbecues, baseball and beach trips to join in one of these ceremonies.

    Why don’t you join us?

    For those in St. Augustine, there will be a ceremony at the National Cemetery commencing at 10:00 a.m. sponsored by the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America followed by a re-dedication of the War Memorial in the Plaza de la Constitution.

    Local veterans will participate in a “Flags In” activity on Saturday May 24, 2014 to place flags on all of the 1200 graves at St. Augustine National Cemetery starting at 10:00 a.m.

    If you cannot participate in a ceremony, we would still recommend that you take a few moments on this long weekend to pause and remember the sacrifices of those who have gone before us.

    The word “memorare” is the Latin word from which we derive “memorial”.

    It is a command to “remember” those who have given you and me the freedoms we cherish. "

       [end]

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    I will be placing flags early tomorrow morning with a group of people...as well as stopping by the graves of relatives who served.

     
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    R.I.P.

     
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    R.I.P.

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    Amen to that Sis...Amen to that.

     
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    In response to StalkingButler's comment:
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    In response to mossad-did-911's comment:
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    let's remember everything except for the USS Liberty.. that we can pretend never happened. FDR is a pig.

    [/QUOTE]

    Obsessive much?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw3bLfXUTIQ" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw3bLfXUTIQ

     

    [/QUOTE]

      Sheeez - 'Dexter' doesn't like that.

         (I saw him in the background)

     

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