Memorial Day- A Day of Remembrance

BBQs. Hot dogs. Vacation day. Long weekend.  Memorial day.

Names. Daniel Hyde. Dimitri Del Castillo. Dates. March 7th.  June 25th. Families mourning. Widows. Service. Sacrifice. Memorial day.

Freedom
Is
Not
Free
Isaiah 6:8

Kalia was only 3 months old when my husband left the service after 8 years.  She will not remember the service time, the sacrifice, the loss-  but I will make sure she never forgets.

Enjoy the day off and take a moment to remember our soldiers who left us- who died for our freedoms and gave the ultimate sacrifice.  Say a prayer for strength and comfort for the families left behind.

Learn about these soldiers, share their stories with your children, so they can learn that there are still great heroes amongst men.

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22 comments :

  1. Thank you for posting this. It's important to remember what the day is for. :)

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  2. So true - a good reminder.

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  3. I am so thankful for the men and women that gave their lives for my freedom. Thank you for the reminder, Laurel.

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  4. Thank you for this post...wonderful tribute to our soldiers

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  5. No matter our politics, it's important to remember to honor the willingness to sacrifice. Thank you for that.

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    1. Thank you Kristin! Yep, no politics involved!

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  6. Thank you for the reminder and a wonderful tribute :)

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  7. Thank you for the reminder and the tribute. We must be thankful for our freedom every day because it is hard work to keep it. Ellen

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Very hard work indeed

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  8. Freedom is not free, you are so right. It's important to be reminded of this.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love that verse, and it's so true of our nations soldiers. Thank you for such a beautiful reminder.

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    1. Thank you Adrienne! The pic is of my husband's dog tags and the verse is one of the reasons he believed in joining the service.

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  10. Freedom is not free.. how true! Loved ones perish. And well we should be reminded. Nice, Laurel.

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  11. Too often the meaning of the holiday is lost among BBQs and parties. We need to remember who afforded us that freedom to celebrate and make sure to honor them as well.

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    1. Thank you, yes, it is very important and makes the ones left behind feel not so alone when we remember.

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