Today, I would like to re-post one of the Memorial Day Week-End posts, so if you will forgive me for pulling from the past, please take a look at the below link.
I think it is very important that we do not forget those who have lived and died for our country’s freedom….as well as those loved ones who have passed away.
Those wonderful people that have that special place in our hearts.
Please see my child hood (and adult) memories of picking flowers (peony’s and roses and spirea sprigs in the Midwest), at the following link.
As a child, I participated in the Memorial Day activities (we called it Decoration Day)…. knowing there would be fun with cousins and other relatives followed by a wonderful picnic after.
As an adult, I participate because of the love I have for those who have gone before me, including those who were in the Military and their families….many times, they are names on a wall, obscure to me, but respected none-the-less and certainly we will never forget all the sacrifices these men and women made.
Memorial Day has been an official national holiday for over 40 years aimed at remembering those who served in the armed forces.
The Veteran’s Administration suggests Americans stop for a moment of reflection at 3 p.m. on the 26th of May.
Visiting this National Cemetery was sobering.
If you would like to see the whole post…please click on the following link.
Veterans Day – Tuesday Nov 11, 2014.
My dear readers, I hope you have a wonderful and safe Holiday week-end.
God Bless America!
Chloe Crabtree says
Such touching memories, quotes and thoughts. I have had the honor of attending two military funerals in the past two years. Even though these two gentlemen did not lose their lives in service of their country, they had both served our country. God bless those left behind after losing a loved one in service to our country.
Kari, this is such a beautiful post! We will be visiting DC in October for a meeting and the first place I want to visit is Arlington Cemetery to pay my respects! Love and hugs sweet friend!
Everyday Living says
Thank you dear Kari. I so enjoyed ending Memorial Day Weekend with you. I loved the quotes and how you spent this remembrance as a child. May we never forget that freedom isn’t free, it has cost so many their lives.
I thank you for sharing with us what is so important for Memorial Day!
I too will share a moment of silence with many on May 26th!
Happy Memorial Day!
thanks Nancy…God Bless America and all of our fallen and their families.
Kari, I went to my home town yesterday and with my brother and I went to the cemetery to put flowers on the graves of our family members who had passed. This is a tradition, we still follow, but I miss the picnics we used to have when the whole family lived in the small town of Eudora, Kansas.
Instead, we went to the 100th birthday party of a dear friend of our mother’s, Fern Long. She’s a dear lady and is doing very well.
Wow! 100 years old and doing well…bless her heart. We should be so lucky huh Sandy?
I have to admit that since we are in Florida…all our loved ones who have passed away are out of state….. but other family members have taken on the “decorating” that as the matriarch (gosh that makes me seem old) used to have. 😉 But I am there in spirit.
thanks for stopping by.