Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Day’

Memorial Day means different things to different people. Lots of people attribute this long weekend with the beginning of summer. For some it’s a day off work, a day to sleep in, a day to cook outside. It’s a time for camping, boating, backpacking, backyard BBQ’s and more. Some people think of it as the last days of the school year. Some people look forward to super savings with Memorial Day sales at department stores. And that’s all good. But let us NEVER forget the true importance of this holiday – that we honor the men and women of our armed forces whose sacrifices allow us to live in a (still) free country.


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American flagI believe I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, I am very patriotic. I love patriotic songs. The patriotic holidays are some of my favorites. I have the utmost respect for our country, our flag, and the incredible people willing to sacrifice their lives to protect the freedoms of everyone living in this country. And I don’t mean just the Americans either. I mean EVERYONE living in his country.

I believe patriotism is in my blood. Why? Well, because “Patriotism or national pride is the feeling of love, devotion and sense of attachment to a homeland.”(en.widipedia.org) That’s how I feel. Despite the flaws, I love this country. I feel a sense of devotion to the homeland that I have grown very attached to. I consider myself lucky to be living in this great nation. (more…)

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May they rest in peace and may we NEVER forget.

Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy Google Images

Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy Google Images

Happy Memorial Day to my friends and a great big thank you to all the vets and enlisted military men and women everywhere. Your service and sacrifice are foremost in my mind and you are always in my prayers. Come home soon and stay safe.

How about you friends – know any vets? How do you honor the fallen or say thank you for their service? Do you do anything special on this very special day beside BBQ in the back yard?

Word of the Day: Noil

Fun fact about me: I like cake and I like ice cream, but I do not like cake and ice cream (together).

Original post by Jansen Schmidt. Photo courtesy Google Images.

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