Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Thoughts

My good friend Teresa has posted Blog Candy with a twist. In commenting she would like everyone to tell what plans they have for the Memorial Day Weekend. My plans are always low-key because I try to remember the meaning of why we celebrate this holiday. Having just honored our active duty service men and women with Armed Forces Day, thoughts now turn to those who have given service to our country during war time. This is what I wrote on Teresa's blog.



As always on Memorial Day weekend, I honor the memory of those who gave their lives in service to our country in war time and in peace. Being born during WWII several of the kids I went to school with had lost dads. Then as a young adult, I saw friends off to Viet Nam never to return, their names forever etched in The Wall. The brave men and women who have given the greatest sacrifice to our country deserve our rememberance and gratitude as do those who continue to serve today. With active military service family members, their welfare and dedication is always in my thoughts and prayers.

On a personal note, I will be helping with an SU Stamp Camp on Sunday afternoon at my upline's. She is a retired Army veteran.

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, be sure to fly the American Flag, attend a memorial service and thank God for those who gave us the freedoms we enjoy today!

9 comments:

Lorie said...

We do just that by having a big BBQ at our house. We fly not only the American Flag but also the Army flag as my husband is retired after 22 years in the Army.

Have a super weekend!

Becky said...

You have a wonderful weekend. hugs

Jane ... said...

Barb, thanks for your comment on my blog, and I've enjoyed visiting yours. Love your paper art, and I'm so happy that you posted about the special significance of Memorial Day and why we honor all those who gave their lives for our country. I'll visit often! God bless your weekend real good!

Ann said...

Barb, thanks for the lovely words to honor our veterans. Enjoy your holiday!

Jackie said...

I hope you're having a nice weekend Barb! I truly enjoyed reading your post....tfs!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You are such an inspiration and sweet person Barb! I hope you had a great weekend!! Our service at church was an awesome tribute to our veterans and troops!
blessings,
Chris

Denise Clark said...

The flag flies EVERY DAY at my house and always will. I am extremely proud to be an American! Not just on Memorial Day, but on all days!

Gramrussell said...

Great post Barb! I also display our beautiful flag every day at my house. I also have had members of my family serve and luckily return home afterwards. Hope eveyone had a wonderful holiday. Let's try to teach our younger generation to appreciate the blessing of freedom.

Shirley said...

Great words and sincere thought! Well put!