Rain and memories on Memorial Day

@1creekgirl (10163)
United States
May 28, 2018 12:13pm CST
I hate to say "Happy Memorial Day." It's not a happy day for so many who lost loved ones who died serving and protecting our country. It's something we tend to take for granted. Like someone said, freedom is not free. Many paid the ultimate price for it. Take a moment today to thank God for the ones who did sacrifice everything for us. All the young men who never lived to marry or have a family. All the parents who would never see that son or daughter on this earth again. God bless them all.
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
28 May
This is why I don't say those words. And why I think it shouldn't be a partying weekend. But that's me.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
28 May
I agree with you, Courtney.
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
29 May
@Juliaacv (29684)
• Canada
28 May
Thanks for setting the record straight, I often wondered about this myself. As a child my grandfather, who immigrated his family here, I can remember him telling me to always be thankful that I live in a free country, and for the opportunities that come with that freedom. I give thanks each and every day for it, as should we all.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
28 May
That's good your grandfather taught his family to be thankful.
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@Juliaacv (29684)
• Canada
29 May
@1creekgirl And I continue to teach the next generation that same thing. Otherwise, they will take it for granted and then it will start to disappear.
@aureliah (15071)
28 May
They are men and women of honor. We celebrate them
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
28 May
Amen, so true.
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
28 May
They are in my thoughts. It is a very important holiday and everybody should take the time to honor and remember those who lost their lives fighting for their country.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
28 May
You are so right.
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@rebelann (39742)
• El Paso, Texas
28 May
Very well said indeed. I used to live close to the Ft Bliss cemetery and my family and I would go there to put flowers or little flags on the graves. Now I just put a photo of my dad out with a flag near him like mom used to do.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
28 May
What a special way to remember!
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• United States
28 May
Yes Vicki it's a day to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom. It's so easy to forget that and get caught up in bbqs and fun.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
28 May
That's so true, Marilyn. You had an excellent post about Memorial Day.
@andriaperry (48825)
• United States
28 May
I know! today is not meant to be fun and parties.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
28 May
I know you get it. So many mix up Memorial Day and Veterans Day. And I know a lot of people enjoy an extra day off from work But I hope they pause to give thanks.
• United States
28 May
Do very true.
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@JudyEv (121547)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 May
Our 'memorial day' is Anzac Day, 25 April. Australia lost a huge proportion of her young men in the World Wars and then more in the Vietnam War. Now our troops are serving in Afghanistan.
@JudyEv (121547)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 May
@1creekgirl Quote from a website: From a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 men enlisted, of whom more than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner. They had a terrible time of it at Gallipoli and on the Somme.
@AmbiePam (48681)
• United States
28 May
I can't bring myself to use Happy in front of Memorial Day. I always wish people a blessed Memorial Day. I had/have family in the military, but we have never lost one in battle. I can't imagine. My dad lost a brother to the line of duty, but that's the closest I can think of.