Monday, May 28, 2012

Remember

I couldn't have said it better than Mark Koopmans.  In addition to his post though, I'd like to take a moment to think of all the non-military friends and loved ones who have passed.  I no longer live near their graves, and am unable to visit them, but I can remember them.

Happy Memorial Day.

19 comments:

  1. I've just read Mark's post. Very thought provoking. I have never heard of Memorial Day, however over here we have Rememberance Sunday when the dead of all wars are remembered and we wear red poppies in our lapels after the poppies of Flanders Field in the First World War.

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    1. Rememberance Sunday sounds like our Memorial Day. I love that everyone wears poppies there. We don't wear poppies but it is traditional to visit the graves of our loved ones and put flowers on them.

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  2. My FIL was a WWII vet and we lost him in 2008. I'll remember them all.

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  3. It's so great to find out about these other special days through blogging. You make a good point with your post.

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    1. Thanks, It is good to learn about others traditions.

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  4. Mark is so awesome. And I love memorial day... we forget so easily in our day to day lives... Thanks, Sara ;)

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    1. It is easy to forget so I'm glad of the chance to remember.

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  5. I don't live near the graves of the fallen soldiers in my family, but I truly appreciate what they have done for me and this country.

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  6. Aloha Sara,

    I planned to stop by to say thanks for the comments re. my Memorial Day post, but I was humbled by your generous shout out and help promoting the Day, and its true meaning.

    Thanks again, I appreciate you - and it's no surprise, but I'm a new follower :)

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    1. Aloha, thanks for stopping by and the follow. It was an awesome post!

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  7. Well, our Remembrance Day is in November, but I'm honoured to pay tribute to the fallen at any time. And all the ordinary folk that simply soldiered on, especially in WWI and II.

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  8. I agree. I don't live near the graves of anybody I've lost either, but I think of them all the time.

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  9. Mark is amazing. His post made me teary.

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