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Remember Memorial Day

Here’s to taking time off to observe one of our most sacred holidays.  It is the day to reflect on the sacrifices and services of the American soldiers and veterans.  From Arlington National Cemetery to all the other national cemeteries; not only in this country, but on foreign soil also, where soldiers fought and died for freedom. 

Memorial Day strives to stir the patriotic sentiments of every American citizen and remind us that we owe our freedom and liberty to the finest of young men and women who laid down their lives for us ~ they paid the extreme price for the freedom we enjoy today. 

Bill, my favorite veteran:
Bamberg, Germany ~ early 1967

Instructor at 1st Engineering Training Brigade
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
fall of 1967

God Bless all service members and God Bless the U. S. A.!

Have a happy, safe Memorial Day, everyone!


  1. Thanks for the reminder about the meaning of the holiday and those wonderful pictures of Bill. He was a fox :-). I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Thanks, Mary! He still is a fox; filled with kindness, a great sense of humor and love for his family and country. Here's wishing you a wonderful day! Blessings to you.

  3. Thank you for posting this for Memorial Day. We should not lose sight of the sacrifice some make for our liberties.

  4. FRom here to there I send you huggss, beauty post! Pam, gloria
    Have a nice day!

  5. What a nice Memorial Day post, Pam. Happy day to you too.

  6. Great memorial day post. So many people have lost their lives to give us the freedom that we gave today.

  7. Thank you Bill and all the other brave men and women who have fought for us; there are really no words to express the huge sacrifice you all made for our freedom...Happy Memorial Day Pam.

  8. Thanks for the reminder of the sacrifices made for our liberties. Happy Memorial Day to you and your family!

  9. Great post! A happy and safe Memorial Day to you too!

  10. Happy Memorial Day to you Pam and thanks to Bill for his service.

  11. Thank you for reminding us this weekend is about more than cookouts.

  12. Awesome post. Happy Memorial Day to you. I hope that you are enjoying your day.

  13. Fresh Local and Best, you are right on spot! Thanks!

    Gloria, thank you and big hugs to you!

    Cathy, thanks! You have a great day!

    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, yes! It's a vital day to remember!

    Jacqueline, thank you! Bill did a great job in serving his country as I am sure all the others have done. Have a good day!

    Biren, you're welcome and I hope you and your family are having a good day!

    Raina, thanks! Have a fun safe holiday!

    Cinnamon-Girl, thank you and I hope you are doing some great celebrating!

    Dishesdone, thanks!

    Penny, thanks! Bill and all service person surely are glad to honor this day.

    Bringing Pretty Back, you're welcome! It's absolutely important to remember.

    Velva, thanks, we are! We had a cook out yesterday and now a t-storm is coming our way ~ we won't be watering plants anyway. Have a Happy Memorial Day!

  14. Beautiful post. Hope you had a nice weekend!

  15. Sinful Southern Sweets, thanks and have a good day!

    Joanne, thank you for stopping by!


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