Connecting The Dead To The Living On Memorial Day

Reblogger Beth and Richard Witt
Home Builder with Long Island Cash Home Buyer

I had to re-blog this because I felt that Gary put into beautiful words something that I have been thinking the past few days... I mean how do we even begin to thank those that gave their lives for us so that we may walk free... What do we say to their families who suffered the loss of their loved ones so that we may walk free... I have no answer my friends but I do know that a contribution to Wounded Warriors is the least I can do...

I love this: Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we  have....Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people that fought for the things that we have...


Original content by Gary Woltal 0575737

Cemetery FlagsOn Memorial Day we read many articles on its history with the Civil War and the original Decoration Day and that it was May 30th and recent men and women from Iraq or Afghanistan who served and lost their lives and now Memorial Day is EVERY day for those families.

I have found it HARD to thank the dead in person. It is almost like saying I love you to someone in a casket or giving them flowers in the casket.

Love, and thanks, and flowers, must be given for the other person to RESPOND in this life while they are alive with you.

So in my OWN take on Memorial Day, and WHY it is so important to honor those who have died for us, not just with parades but by thinking

Connect The Dead To The Living.

How do we do that????

Memorial Day CartoonWe remember our


Fun, enjoyment, freedoms, security the best we can have, pursuit of happiness.

Think of a road trip with your family dog. THAT is joy. That, and a million other things that can make you happy, that is what these fallen heroes have left behind for us. Plus if we know them directly their memories when they were alive.

Death in the military or combat no one wishes on anyone. It is another part of life. But remember the LIVING part of life that resulted from their sacrifice.


Dog Flapping

LOVE THOSE ROAD TRIPS and LIFE !!!! (given to us by our fallen comrades)




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Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area

Richard & Beth,

Thank you for your blog and re-blog. Finding the best way to say thank you to the ones who have given everything for us is difficult to say but by living our lives in a way that pays tribute to all they have given us can be the best thank you possible.

May 27, 2013 03:58 AM #1
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

I have found it very easy to walk up to a vet and shake their hand and say thank you just to watch the smile.

May 27, 2013 12:17 PM #2
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Richard & Beth, there are many people who think that this year Memorial Day falls on May 27th.  There are some other folks... bless their hearts... who have lost loved ones, and who know... that for them, every day is Memorial Day.  Blessings to all...

May 27, 2013 12:52 PM #3
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