Ramblings from my life…

Memorial Day

Just another day off to play with the kids, barbecue and lounge around… right?

“…gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime….let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation’s gratitude,–the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.” –General John Logan, General Order No. 11, 5 May 1868

Starting back around the time of the Civil War when more than 620,000 men were killed, the holiday of remembrance
was called “Decoration Day” because families decorated the graves of fallen loved ones.

If you haven’t already, take a moment to reflect on those service men and women who gave their lives for our freedom.

3 responses

  1. Aunt Syl

    Your family has particularly been in my thoughts and prayers this long, holiday weekend. Flying the flag these last few days helped me to focus on our loved ones who are away from home and defending our freedom. I will fly my flag every day until your husband comes home. The only other time I did that was after 9 11, when I flew my flag until it was in tatters. Thank you for the beautiful blog to help us remember and point us in the right direction.

    May 28, 2007 at 11:41 pm

  2. TT

    I have always tried to make sure that on Memorial Day and the 4th of July that we stop and reflect on those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This year was no different. We had many conversations with our oldest who is only 5 about those who had died but also those who have given so much of themselves. Your husband, you and your girls have been in our thoughts and prayers. Your sacrifices and struggles are truly appreciated.

    May 29, 2007 at 3:32 pm

  3. I have been thinking about you guys and have been meaning to write you for a few weeks now…

    Thank you for the sacrifices you and your hubby make to defend our country! I don’t think most Americans realize what military families go through. I know that I do not fully understand.

    You are part of a bigger purpose! Thanks!

    June 3, 2007 at 11:46 pm

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