Memorial Day...

@howard96h (11665)
New York, New York
May 27, 2007 11:20am CST
Monday 05/28/07 - This is in memory of all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who lost their lives. We honor you.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
27 May 07
It's wonderful that you're paying tribute here on Memorial Day---I think what annoys me not only about Memorial Day but Veterans Day is how its gotten be a big "sale" day in stores...I don't know..for some reason that really doesn't show much respect...both days are a time for rememberance not to make profits..
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• United States
27 May 07
it's true. everything gets so commercialized these days, all these materialistic people...i HATE going shopping on those days (like even if i need groceries), cuz there are all those people out there taking advantage of that...as just another day off...sad, good point pyewacket!
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
28 May 07
Very true and thank you pyewacket for reminding people that this is a time of rememberance.
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• United States
27 May 07
yes indeed howard! thank you to all of you. my hubby is a marine corps vet. both of my grandfather's served as well. this is a day to just bow our head's for a moment to pray for those who have passed, and honor those who fought, who served, and who stood up to the test. bless them all for their courage! keep up the fight! you are loved!
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
28 May 07
Thank you.
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@rx4life (1935)
• United States
27 May 07
Thank you Howard for expressing that sentiment...we owe them alot..and hopefully those in Iraq right now will not have to be added to that list.....
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@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
28 May 07
Yes your right and I pray that all those fighting right now returns home safely. Thank you.
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@ljcapps (1927)
• United States
28 May 07
There are several people in both my family, and my wife's family that have been military, as well as having friends overseas right now, so this is a very poignant day for us. For those that we have that are alive, we've made sure to tell them that we appreciate them. That we won't ever forget what they've done for us, and what it cost them. Even if you don't agree with the war, and the reasons that our countrymen are there, the people that we have there should be supported. They are fighting b/c they believe in a better way of life. And it's not ever to be forgotten.
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
28 May 07
You are right, I too have a sister in the AirForce and I thank her and every man and woman serving for us and remember today every soldier that lost his/her life for this Country. Thank you for your reply.
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@ljcapps (1927)
• United States
28 May 07
We can always appreciate the people we still have with us. I would actually like to go to the Arlington Cemetery, to just kneel for a time in appreciation, and remembrance. My wife went when she was much younger, and standing in that area, and seeing the Vietnam Wall, are experiences that were strong enough to stay with her to this day. Too many people take too many things for granted.
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