Rain and memories on Memorial Day
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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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.
• El Paso, Texas
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.
• Bunbury, Australia
@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.
• United States
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.