Honoring Those Who Sacrificed for Us

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Honoring Those Who Sacrificed for Us

 

As others have pointed out, this day... this whole weekend, is not just for BBQs and pool parties or appliance sales and a three-day weekend.

 

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This is a weekend set aside to remember and honor those men and women who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

 

And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. Joseph Rodman Drake

 

 

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I am of the Viet Nam War era when you either served in the military or had family members or friends who did. To this day, my heart aches for high school classmates who did not return from their service to their country.

 

What I wish for this day and all others is that our children will understand that war and serving in the service is not the same as the video games that they play.

 

 

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.  Unknown

 

 

It is not like what we see in movies. I hope that if you know someone who served in battle you will talk to them about their experience if they are willing.

 

tomb of the unknown soldier

 

As much as I know, I learned so much more from talking to our friend Vic who was shot twice in his back and played dead while the NVA ate their lunch a few feet away from him. He spoke to us about his friends who were lost in the Nine Days in May Battle in 1967.

 

 

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These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror. Michael N. Castle

 

 

Let us remember forever the sacrifices they made for us and for our country.

 

Let us remember that many who returned from battle continue to be affected by their experience. They still suffer as do their family members.

 

Let us be the kind of person and the kind of country worthy of their sacrifices.

 

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Brian England
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So many gave their lives for us to have the freedoms we have, everyone should be thankful for that.

May 27, 2019 06:20 AM #6
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Donald Urschalitz
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Thank You Uncle Norbert Urschalitz for sacrificing your life for Our Country & to All The Soldiers who Serve. He was a Bomber Pilot who lost his life during the invasion.

May 27, 2019 06:42 AM #7
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Very well written, not that I am surprised, and a true reminder of what today is really about

May 27, 2019 06:57 AM #8
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kathy - I have friends and classmates whoose names are on the Viet Nam War Memorial.

May 27, 2019 07:00 AM #9
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Good morning, Kathy - your post and the comments are most thoughtful as are the quotes you included.  

May 27, 2019 07:05 AM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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That's a nice tribute post to honor those who sacrificed so much so we remain free.

May 27, 2019 09:01 AM #11
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Kathy many have given up their lives for the hope and freedom we have today.  I hope you and your family have a blessed Memorial Day.

May 27, 2019 11:05 AM #12
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Happy Memorial Day Kathy,  Great blog by you and a day to remember those that did not make it home and thoses that did.

May 27, 2019 11:19 AM #13
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Hi Kathy Streib - I remember going to college with Vietnam Vets.  The stories they told made your hair curl. They were treated badly back then. They are all Heroes in my eyes. 

May 27, 2019 01:38 PM #14
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Hi Sally and David- I think we would all agree returning home safe does not make them any less a hero!

Barbara Todaro thank you!  You are always sweet to do that for me and for others. 

May 27, 2019 06:51 PM #15
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Wayne Martin I remember in college when they held the first draft lottery. Many were on edge about what their number would be. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I would love to see Normandy and the other beaches. My dad was in the Army Air Corps on a place that day. 

May 27, 2019 06:55 PM #16
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Nina Hollander it is so important that we all remember that and never take our freedoms for granted. 

Brian England I worry that generations who have followed us have no idea of the true cost. 

May 27, 2019 06:57 PM #17
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Oh Donald Urschalitz your Uncle Norbert and others are what this day is about. Please thank your family for us. 

Hi Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® Thank you. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. 

May 27, 2019 06:59 PM #18
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Grant Schneider it is hard to see the Wall without getting choked up. 

Michael Jacobs Thank you. We have to think about our freedoms that we enjoy and how we have them. 

Myrl Jeffcoat we write these posts but I really hope that people will think about what our military members go through. 

May 27, 2019 07:03 PM #19
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Kathy Streib
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George Souto and yours as well. We spent a lot of time this weekend with our family.  This has been made possible thanks to those who sacrificed for us. 

Will Hamm Thank you. This one is from the heart. 

May 27, 2019 07:05 PM #20
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® our treatment of the Vietnam vets and others is deplorable. 

May 27, 2019 07:06 PM #21
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Very true Kathy Streib we must honor those who sacrificed for us.

Happy Memorial Remembrance Day! 

May 27, 2019 08:14 PM #22
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Thank you will never do what these men and women endured justice, Kathy Streib; but it must!

May 27, 2019 10:24 PM #23
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

Yesterday was something to behold.  Driving around seeing all the flags at half mast, little to no traffic,  It was inspirational

May 28, 2019 01:36 AM #24
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Sharon Tara
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No greater sacrifice.

When I was thirteen my 21 year old neighbor (lived across the street) died in Vietnam. Although I didn't know Danny well (I was friends with his sister) I still think of him often. When I visited the memorial wall and saw his name listed it made me cry...the emotion was so strong. 

I've been very lucky not to have ever lost a loved one to war. My cousin was shot in Afghanistan and several of his fellow soldiers died, but he survived, thank God. He is in law school now and he had a beautiful baby girl six months ago. 

May 28, 2019 06:30 AM #25
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