An Early Remembrance of Memorial Day

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Inspirational Thoughts for Memorial Day Weekend

by Patricia Feager

 

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating soldiers who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It was originally called Decoration Day with the tradition of placing flowers on the graves of soldiers. At some point in history after World War 1, it changed to honor the memory of all men and women in America who died in any war, not just the Civil War. I often wonder why do stores advertise Memorial Day Sales and shoppers’ thirst for bargains at this time? Also, why do people complain when it rains on their Parade or family picnic? Isn’t it a time to honor those who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy?


Rather than rush to stores to pick up bargains, I thirst for knowledge and that was one of the primary reasons I went to Tennessee earlier this month. I wanted to walk on the sacred grounds from those who lost their lives during the Civil War. This is what I saw:

 

 

 

Dark clouds appeared over the city of Murfreesboro on the day I visited Stones River National Battlefield. I arrived tired and wet and the somber scene matched how I felt about death and war. I celebrate Memorial Day in remembrance of those that died and I keep the memory of those who served alive. But most of all, I think about the forgotten ones, the mothers, fathers, spouses, and children who never got to say goodbye.

Walking on the grounds and seeing all the tombstones epitomized the evils of war. To me, it doesn’t matter who was right and who was wrong, war is something that should never be in the first place. 

On Monday, please plan to remember all the men and women who served with selflessness, patriotism, courage, bravery, and discipline with the dedication to our country. We truly are indebted to them, our soldiers, and not the businesses that lead us into temptations to maximize our credit cards or get further into debt.

by Patricia Feager

 

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Nina Hollander
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Hi Patricia... I very much believe that all military burial grounds are "holy" grounds. They never fail to "touch" my heart and make me think about what was sacrificed by brave men and women.

May 24, 2019 10:13 AM #1
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Hello Patricia - and the ones who never had the opportunity to say good bye. 

May 24, 2019 10:15 AM #2
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Nina Hollander - I know you do and thank you for sharing your beliefs too.

May 24, 2019 10:18 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs - As I walked the on the battlegrounds, I was convinced and  I do believe there is a LIGHT at the end of the tunnel for everyone who doesn't have a chance to say goodbye.

May 24, 2019 10:29 AM #4
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Good morning Patricia. This is terrific and I enjoyed it. I couldn't read it though without a magnifying glass.

May 24, 2019 10:31 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson - I'm glad you didn't give up and got yourself a magnifying glass. It was 14 font when I wrote it but changed font type and size on its own. I found that when I go back and try to increase the size I get a mess of fonts, sizes, including missing text or photos. For that reason, I just left it alone.

May 24, 2019 10:38 AM #6
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A nice rememberance of what Memorial Day is about, with a son who lost several friends in Iraq we are very familiar with the meaning of this day.

May 24, 2019 10:45 AM #7
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, this post brought tears to my eyes. Thinking of all the sales going on this weekend as if it should be a day of shopping to celebrate is just sad. I'm thankful to all who gave up everything so we can have our freedom. Thank you for this beautiful post! 

May 24, 2019 11:00 AM #8
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Beth Atalay - I'm sorry I made you feel sad and I know how grateful you are to be living in our country that enjoys freedom. I am convinced you do have the purest heart.

 

May 24, 2019 11:52 AM #9
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - No war is a good war for anyone who serves. It must be very hard on your son and as a father, I can tell he pulls on your heartstrings and his mother's too. I wish you and your family and all those who served with your son peace and love.

 

 

 

May 24, 2019 12:01 PM #10
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Patrica thank you for the short history lesson about Memorial Day and for your well chosen words.  May you have a very blessed Memorial Day weekend.

May 24, 2019 04:19 PM #11
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George Souto - May you also have a Memorial Day showered with blessings.

May 24, 2019 04:59 PM #12
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  What a beautiful tribute to all who served and protected our country in War and in time of Peace 

Happy Memorial Day 

May 24, 2019 05:12 PM #13
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Hannah Williams - Thank you. May we enjoy the world without war and let there be peace.

May 24, 2019 05:33 PM #14
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Patricia- when Larry and I lived in Leesburg, VA we took every opportunity to visit as many Civil War battlefields and other historic areas as we could. It was the kind of history lesson that you can never learn in a classroom. 

May 24, 2019 07:59 PM #15
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Kathy Streib - I think it is wonderful that you and Larry seized many moments to visit the Civil War battlefields and reflect on our nations sorrowful history. I don't recall if I was in grade school or High School when my school and many other schools took trips to D.C. After going to the Stones River National Battlefield in TN, I think class trips to various battlefields would have been more meaningful to me. 

 

  

May 25, 2019 06:47 AM #16
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Such a wonderful time!  I could tell when I was with you that you are always seeking knowledge.  That is why you are such a knowledgeable person!

May 25, 2019 06:50 AM #17
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Brian England - Thanks, Brian! I met an older man and we talked for hours. He was there to visit his relatives buried at the Stone River National Battlefield Cemetary and he told me many Civil War stories that were passed down through his family. He told me more than 6,000 Union Soldiers are buried there and about 2,500 are unknown. It was really something to me that his family never forgets and the stories he told were repeated from one generation to another. Plus he goes there just about every Sunday. 

May 25, 2019 07:41 AM #18
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Thanks so much, Patricia, for sharing your experience and your photographs.

Have a very special Memorial Day weekend.

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Hi Patricia! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute. I love that you took the time to visit the battleground and the graveyards of our brave soldiers who have given all for us. Love your pictures too.

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