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Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

I would like to take a moment to thank our brave men and women who've given their lives in service of this nation, protecting the land of the free with the blood of the brave. You are in my thoughts and my prayers on this day that is set aside for you.

Like any other holiday in America, Memorial Day is a day whose purpose is often forgotten. We have parades and fireworks. We have picnics and sales. But, do we really remember why this day was set apart?

Some of us do:
The Rock
Family Tribute (make sure your speakers are on)
A Touching Tribe (more music) Here, if you scroll down a ways, on the right side are some ways to help our contemporary troops, who are also making sacrifices for this nation.
Every Day is Memorial Day (more music)
Lest We Forget (poetry)
Taps (with words written)

So, please, do not get so distracted by the hustle and bustle of "a day off" that you forget the meaning of this day. Reflect on the price of our freedom. Honor the glorious dead. Pay tribute to those for whom this day has been set aside.


At 5/29/2006 8:46 PM, Blogger David Schantz said...

God Bless the ones that gave their life for our country.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic

At 5/30/2006 12:24 AM, Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

God Bless you ALL for actually remembering and taking a few moments to remind. And thank you for your OWN service to this great nation by remembering and reminding about what Memorial Day is really all about. Ya RAWK! Thanks again, my friends, and BLOG ON...


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