Memorial Day 2008: Remember…

Please take a moment today and remember…

picture from Sometimes Saintly Nick at Nick’s Bytes

Memorial Day is upon us.  For many Americans, it is a day of no school and no work, a day of picnics and games and perhaps even camping.  For some, it is the first weekend of summer. 

For my brother, a Marine, it is a day to take his children aside and teach them about the sacrifice of others who have gone before him. 


Too often folks equate the military as pro-war.  I don’t see it that way.  Personally, I don’t know any soldiers who want to leave their families, and I certainly don’t know any families who want their loved ones to go to war. 

Sometimes Saintly Nick wrote about this last Wednesday; I highly recommend a visit to read this post. 

9 responses to “Memorial Day 2008: Remember…

  1. Thanks for reminding us.

  2. You’ve done an excellent Memorial Day post. Thank you.

  3. farmer*swife

    Yea, can you believe my kids had to go to school today? They are in a little private school too but it has to abide by the schedule of the local I.S.D. For shame.

    Nice Memorial Post. And, I agree. We are so lucky to have people who choose to enter our military…knowing that they have to take risks to defend our country and our freedom.

  4. Great post! I am glad you took the time to remind people that today is not just about having an extra day off.

  5. farmer*swife

    Thanks for visiting my bloggie! Your comments had me laughing “out loud!” Not sure about school today but when I asked the principal she stated that it was because the I.S.D. schools were in session.

    Never heard of this before on Memorial Day….

  6. You put together some potent visual images. Of course, I recognize the print hanging on my wall, but I am also entranced by Arlington. Back in 1970, when I was assigned to the Military District of Washington, I visited the National Cemetery several times. None of those visits were related to my duties as an army officer; I went because I had a need to somehow be in touch with those who had gone before me.

    Thank you for this marvelous post and for the links to my blog. I hope that this day has been a good one for you, my friend.

  7. That was a lovely post, and the pictures were magnificent. Thanks!

  8. ..and we’re lucky we live HERE rather than so many other places on earth

  9. I am always so happy to see others who remember as well. Thanks for this.