Memorial Day - Picnics, Hot Dogs, Parades, and Please..Don't Forget Our National Moment of Remembrance.

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Memorial Day - Picnics, Hot Dogs, Parades, and please don't forget our National Moment of Remembrance.

American FlagMemorial Day has come to be known as the unofficial beginning of summer..... the Indianapolis 500...a 3 day weekend....school's almost out....Memorial Day Sales!......beer....beach... grilling.... the pool's open. 

But.... our ability to enjoy all of this.... to take 3 days off from work.... to be free to do any of this is only because men and women.... past and present have been willing to sacrifice their lives.... their time with their families.... their futures, for their country. 

Memorial Day was originally set aside to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country.  But sadly many have forgotten just why we celebrate this day. 

The National Moment of Remembrance asks that you set aside just a moment at 3pm (your local time) to reflect on those who have fallen.

Please... take some time to think about our responsibility
to these men and women to
live a life worthy of their sacrifice.

Memorial Day

 

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Good morning, Kathy. Yes, remember those who have given so we can enjoy our freedoms...

May 30, 2011 12:33 AM #1
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Kathy - I love your collage - you really captured the true meaning of Memorial Day! Beautiful!

May 30, 2011 01:36 AM #2
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Lou Ludwig
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Kathy

Thanks for sharing your thoughts regarding Memorial Day, have a nice family day.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 30, 2011 03:45 AM #3
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Malcolm Johnston
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Kathy, Memorial day means so much more than just the start of the summer, thanks for reminding everybody. It's a very important day.

May 30, 2011 04:12 AM #4
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Karen Baker
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Kathy ~ Time to reflect because it's really not about the picnics, food, parties at all ~

National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm ~

May 30, 2011 04:50 AM #5
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Thanks for sharing this, Kathy - I didn't know there was an actual time!  Julie

May 30, 2011 06:00 AM #6
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Kathy, have a great Memorial Day. We have a Veterans Day in November 11th and we all pause at 11am to remember what they did for us.

May 30, 2011 06:10 AM #7
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Kathy...will set aside 3:00 to remember those that gave their lives for our freedom.

May 30, 2011 06:29 AM #8
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Michael- Good morning and hope you have had a glorious day.

Kristine- great compliment coming from you!  How's your knee?

Lou- hope you had a good holiday.  Headed to the beach this a.m. and back to check in on AR.

Malcolm-I also noticed that so many of the city celebrations were held prior to today.

Frank & Karen- yes, don't forget... I'm looking at my watch and it is almost 3 here.

Julia- I didn't either until I was doing some research for today.

Janice- I think we have the same Veteran's Day but I'll check to see if we have a time like you have.  Wouldn't it be something if everyone everywhere stopped to give a moment to remember.

Kim- Thank you...

David- 3 your time.... !  Hope your holiday was a good one.

May 30, 2011 07:59 AM #10
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Kathy,  Your collage is just perfect for such an important day. I'm glad that you reminded many of the moment to remember.

May 30, 2011 10:18 AM #11
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Hi Kathy....well said...indeed it is very sad...that most do forget why we celebrate this day, like Christmas and Easter!

May 30, 2011 10:49 AM #12
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Kathy, today we were out on my borhter's boat in Tennessee and stopped to have lunch at the marine.  A man and his family stopped by to see our dog Zeke.  THe man was a veteran who had two tours in Vietnam....it was so nice to talk to a Veteran and wish his a great day and to say "Thank You" ......

May 30, 2011 12:12 PM #13
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Gary- thank you and hope we all took some time to remember.

Aida- We've all been guilty of focusing so much on celebrating the ritual start of the grilling, pool and bbq season that we unfortunately forget about why we're able to celebrate.

Rebecca- Good for you!  Take the time to hear their story and say  "Thank you" .  Hope you had a great day on the boat.

 

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Kathy, We must always remember why we are able to make even the simplest decisions...it is due to those soldiers who gave their all so that can be FREE! Wonderful tribute!

May 30, 2011 01:01 PM #15
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Kathy--Very nice post for the day!  I think too many of us think of this as the first big weekend of the summer season or Race Weekend and forget to give thanks to those who gave everything for us.  

Have a great week...

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Kathy, this is a nice presentation you put together.  We attended one of the Memorial Day Services yesterday.  Hope you had a great weekend!

May 31, 2011 02:25 AM #17
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Wanda- thank you.  Yes, let's never forget why we can do and say the things we do.  Hope you had a good Memorial Day.

Debe- we all do... that's just the way our focus is but we just can't forget.

Silvia- Thank you... hope your's was good.  My favorite thing I did was watch the concert from the Capitol on PBS.

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