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Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

A day when we honor those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. The practice of decorating soldiers’ graves started after the Civil War—the war in which more Americans died than in any other war.
This picture, posted on Facebook, really touched me. It’s s vivid reminder of the families who have suffered a loss that only those who have suffered a similar loss can fully understand. I haven’t, but my heart hurts for those who have. Spouses, parents, children of our fallen heroes gave a sacrifice as great as the soldier who died. Maybe greater. They live with the heartache every day while the soldier has gone to his/her reward.

While the rest of us enjoy our three-day weekend, have our picnics, kick off the beginning of summer, maybe we can take a moment and thank those who died protecting our freedoms.


  1. America is a great country to live in, and this is because of our military men and women both alive and deceased, who serve our great country so we can have these three day weekends to celebrate with our family and friends. Thanks for the reminder Diane.

  2. I can't use the word celebrate when I talk or write about Memorial Day, unless I make it clear that I'm celebrating the lives of those died in service to our country. The picture you shared brought tears to my eyes.


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