Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day.

I want to thank all of our veterans and currently serving soldiers for all that you have done and all that you do. You make this great country possible.

An Army soldier inserts an american flag into the
ground near a grave at Arlington National Cemetery
in Washington, May 23, 2002. Each year the flags
are put on all the graves at Arlington National
Cemetery in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.


At 10:35 AM, Blogger Jehane said...

My father-in-law is buried at Arlington, as is his father. Two tours in VietNam, one on the gun line, one in country.

A mostly quiet man who loved cigars and his wife and destroyers and the United States Navy with all his heart. We used to tease him about being somewhat French-looking (no one knew where he got his dark, Mediterrean good looks), my husband is bigger but looks like his Dad. I don't see it all the time, but when he lights up a cigar or flashes one of his rare smiles it is unmistakable.

At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Rocky Mtn. Lioness said...

B5 has an incredible tribute to 20 yr. old fallen warrior--amazing young man, Lance Corporal Taylor Prazynski. It talks about the rough & rugged Delta baggage handlers with tears rolling down their face, offering to carry his casket, the kids he worked with & impacted, the promise his dad made & will still keep to meet Taylors unit when they return to Camp LeJeune, etc....

There's a few heart tugging pictures of elementary school children paying tribute, saluting along the funeral procession [you just GOTTA see the pic of the 7 yr. old boy holding up his "RESPECT" poster]

I so appreciated what one of the commenters said [about Lnc Cpl Prazynski] in his post :
"He gave away all of his tomorrows so that we might have our today."


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