Parade – Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day is celebrated as the opening of summer, but it’s true meaning is as a remembrance day for those who have served our country and lost their lives in making this the Land of the Free.

I give my thanks to everyone who has served, not just on the battlefield and military, but for those who serve as peacekeepers (police force), fire-fighters, EMT technicians and the endless list of others who give of their time and talent to make this country great. Thank you for your service.

2 thoughts on “Parade – Memorial Day 2019

  1. Kathy, it’s sad that many young people do not understand the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day (which occurs in November). Somehow they conflate the 2 (don’t know what they are taught in our schools these days). I am a USMC veteran, served from 1970 to 1972. On this day, I think of all the American warriors (especially WWI and II) who are buried in cemeteries on foreign soil. A Flanders organization said the following: “A million soldiers from more than 50 different countries were wounded, missing or killed in action here.”

    Yesterday, I watched a YT video of a Scottish bagpipe unit in Flanders Field, who played the anthem songs for our 4 branches of the service, Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force. Very touching, made my eyes water (love bagpipe music).

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    1. Timelesslady

      Thanks Janie. Even though we mark the holiday with family gatherings and the parade I also like to take some moments and remember that so many paid for my freedom with their life.

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