Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day

It isn't a day to celebrate the beginning of summer
It isn't a day to honor active duty military.
It isn't a day to honor veterans
It isn't a day to decorate every head stone in your small town cemetery

It is a day to remember those who gave their lives for our country!
It is a day to honor the spouses they left behind.
It is a day to comfort the children who will never see their parent again.

I hope that you spend some time this weekend reflecting on their ultimate sacrifice.  These men and women have nothing left to give.  They died for your freedom. For your safety.

No, I won't have a happy Memorial Day.  It isn't a happy day.  I'll spend the day remembering those who didn't come home.  I'll pray that the suicide rate among veterans goes down.  I'll pray for those left behind. And I'll thank God that Dragon came home to me.

Most cities have some kind of memorial service.  I hope you take the time to find one.


  1. Touching post Rose and I hope we all remember the sarifices made for our freedom. My thanks to your and all the families who gave their all.

    1. Thank you, the party attitude gets to me sometimes.

  2. You wrote what we all should remember...My daughter always makes my dad's special potato salad for us on this day. My dad and his 8 brothers all served, and very luckily all returned....we realize not all are so lucky. My thanks to your family and all who served...
    hugs abby

  3. Thank you for reminding us what Memorial Day is all about. Have two memorial services by our local VFW to attend in town at each cemetery. It will be a quiet day here. Thankful that all my family members came home. Very thankful your Dragon came home also. Thank you both for all you have sacrificed.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat