Wow, what a moving post on what memorial day is, and why we celebrate the day. Many of us look at it as a day off, forgetting those that we are remembering... Great post.
Memorial Day At the National Cemetary
This weekend is a national holiday set aside for us to pay tribute to those that have given so selflessly of their own lives for the preservation of our safety, our peace and the very freedoms we enjoy today. Freedom is NOT Free and to those that gave all in its preservation, we owe a special homage of respect and reverence. It is this day that is set aside for remembrance and we should each to the extent of our abilities honor these men and women.
Missing Man Formation Fly Over
I have always been moved when I visit our national cemetery and to see the vast numbers of grave sites of our fallen heroes. Each is marked with a flag placed carefully 12 inches on center of the marker and standing straight and true. I know this from my days of being a scout and arriving before dawn on the morning of Memorial Day to hand place hundreds of these flags.
To this day, when I see these gravesite flags in our national cemetery, I get goose flesh at the stunning beauty of all these flags while knowing all to well that there is a brave person buried beneath each one of them that gave all there was to give.
I hope all of you in my ActiveRain family will to the extent you can, honor those this day as a part of the reverence we have to our land and our country, that we all love so much. Let us each set aside at the very least a moment to honor and remember them.
I would like to share with you these photos that I took last memorial day that will give you at least a glimpse of my moving experience there.
We Honor Them and Will Remember Them Always!
These Flags fly over the Missing In Action section of the cemetary and the American flag was especially beautiful as the sun backlite it giving a special and significant vibrancy.
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