Memorial Day

Like most everyone else, I'm sometimes guilty of forgetting the reason for the long holiday weekend that marks the unofficial beginning of summer here in the U.S.

Please take at least few seconds to remember those who have given their lives for our wonderful country.

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And tell them thank you.

Now go finish the beach volleyball game.

I'll see you Wednesday :)


In Canada and England, Remembrance Day is November 11th. It's hard to forget the real reason for the day off when the weather sucks. We aren't celebrating the unofficial first day of summer. We really are remembering what the day means. :)
I think it would be nice if there was a world wide remembrance day of what the horrors of war really means to the average person. A day when we could all reflect. Maybe a planetary day of mourning.
Linda G. said…
I'm remembering, too. :)
LD Masterson said…
God bless them all.
Many thanks for the sacrifices.
And I like Delores' idea.
Carol Kilgore said…
Stina - We celebrate November 11 as Veterans Day to honor all who served and are still serving, both living and dead. Memorial Day is for honoring those who gave their lives during times of war.

Delores - Magnificent idea!

Linda G - Good.

LD - Yes.

Alex - I like Delores' idea, too :)
An important reminder, Carol. Well said.
Last year I was in Wasington DC for Memorial Day, I was totally overwhelmed. Also went to Arlington Cemetary.

Rula Sinara said…
Well said. Deepest thanks to all who gave their lives in service.
Em-Musing said…
Indeed we need to honor and remember those who sacrificed...and say thanks to those who are serving now.
Carol Kilgore said…
Elizabeth, Rula, Em-Musing - It's an important day and one worth remembering.

Yvonne - I'm sure being in Washington DC on this day is a moving experience. Arlington on any day is emotional. I'm glad you enjoy visiting us here in 'the colonies' :)
Glynis Jolly said…
Hoping your weekend has been marvelous. I think it's hot here in Tennessee. There you are in Texas burning up.
Huntress said…
The true heroes!!
Clarissa Draper said…
Even though I'm from Canada, I hope you have a great few days. Well, of course I do.
Carol Kilgore said…
Glynis - Low 90s today. Wait 'til July and August!

Huntress - I agree.

Clarissa - The weekend has been nice.
Michael Pierce said…
Well said! So many fallen heroes. This is an important day that can sometimes be overshadowed by "it's a three-day weekend!" Thanks for commenting on my post. It's a pleasure meeting you. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Michael - Nice to meet you, too.
LR said…
I visited the WWII sites in Normandy a couple of years ago. It was very moving and, surprisingly, very beautiful too. Well worth a trip.

Hope you had a great weekend!

I truly love your cover for "In Name Only." Fantastic.
Talli Roland said…
We don't have Memorial Day here, but it's an important reminder.
Carol Kilgore said…
LR - Maybe one day. I've seen photos, but things are always better in person.

Talli - Yes. We tend to forget the sacrifices.
Linda Kage said…
Well said. Hope you had a nice game!
Tracy Jo said…
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great start to the week! :-)
Ah yes we have Church ceremonies and poppies to commemorate such things in November.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hart Johnson said…
A good reminder--freedom isn't free. I often disagree with the decision makers, but there is no arguing the importance and sacrifice of the men and women who actually do the fighting.
Well said. I appreciate very much our vets and soldiers. Thanks for reminding us of the true meaning of Memorial Day.
Well said. I appreciate very much our vets and soldiers. Thanks for reminding us of the true meaning of Memorial Day.
Carol Kilgore said…
Linda K - The Cabana Girls beat the Cabana Boys. There was much celebrating :)

Tracy Jo - Yes. And the same wishes for you :)

Madeleine - We honor our veterans in November, too.

Hart - Very true on all counts.

Brenda Kay - My pleasure.