Memorial Day

Barbara Vey -- May 25th, 2009


According to Wikipedia, Memorial Day is: a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

I can still remember calling it Decoration Day when I was a kid.  We’d go to the cemetary and put flags on the graves of the brave men and women who served the U.S.  Now, to some, it seems like a long weekend with no mail and cookouts.  Which is fine, as long as they fly the flag that made these long weekends possible and remember the people who got us here.

Many thanks to all of our Military Personnel. 

Please feel free to post the name(s) of your family and friends for us to honor or just say thanks.

Bottom Line:
  "For love of country they accepted death…"  ~James A. Garfield

16 thoughts on “Memorial Day

  1. Sam Cheever

    I LOVE this song! Thanks for sharing it Barb… To my dad, Lt. Col Earl M. Cheever. He served his country well in WW2 as a fresh young man of 18 and he continued to proudly serve in the Air National Guard for many years after. He died last year at the age of 82. God bless him for his years of service to this wonderful country. And God Bless the USA! There’s no better place in the world!

  2. Seri

    I’d like to thank all those in the military, past and present, and those who do all they can to support them. I have a lot of friends in the service right now, and my dad as well as both of my grandfathers served. We wouldn’t be anywhere without the ones willing to stand up and fight for us.

  3. Dan Blank

    Barbara – Thanks to you for helping us all keep the spirit of this day where it should be! And of course, thanks to all of those who serve and have served our country.

  4. Leanna Renee Hieber

    For my Grandfather, Walter, may he rest in peace, for his service in WWII, for my boyfriend’s father Miguel for his service in Vietnam, for my friend Dan for his service in the Middle East. For all those who have ever served, those who have died, and all those casualties whose names we will never know. Blessings and love to all.

  5. Paula R.

    I hope this is okay…I am going to post a poem here in honor of all service members… Here it is: I salute my battle buddies, my friends, and all veterans oout there I salute all those who have passed on, paving the way to freedom I salute all those who have yet to be found I salute you the soldier, wearing good ole D-Olive green the Marine, who is always faithful, Semper Fi the Airman, patroling battle zones, and free airspace and the Seabee, patrolling the high seas and below I salute you those who are left behind, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters, I am proud of all the sacrifices you make… I salute Freedom

  6. connery

    In memory of Brian Dunlap and for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our liberties safe…we will never forget any of you and I am proud to have known you

  7. Bernarda Enfort

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