Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

On Armed Forces Day, we honor those who have served or who are serving in our military.

On Veterans Day, we honor those who served or who are serving in combat.

And today, on Memorial Day, we honor our war dead.  It is a day of reverence and respect rather than one of celebration.

Soldiers of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a small American flag before each grave marker for more than 220,000 graves.
Photograph:  Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

"Flags in" has been conducted annually since 1948. Every available soldier in the 3rd U.S. Infantry participates, placing small American flags one foot in front and centered before each grave marker.

Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the Old Guard, place flags in front of every grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
Photograph:  Mike Morones/Military Times

Please remember to take time to honor our fallen service members.

A member of the third US infantry regiment salutes in front of a grave during a 'Flags-In' ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. 
Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

May God bless our fallen veterans and comfort their families. We will never forget you!

Cammie, Maggie, and our Mom & Dad

9 comments:

  1. We are a military family - Moms Mom and Dad were both Army and Dad and his Dad were both Navy. Dad was a 20 year vet and is now active retired.

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  2. We salute all those who have given so much for all of us. Have a great Memorial Day and a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. We are VERY thankful for all of those who have so unselfishly given their lives for our freedom. Too many people don't appreciate what our military has done for us and they take it for granted. I agree with you that we need to honor the fallen's families as well. Beautifully written, as always, Karen!

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  4. Lovely post today A04. We're remembering and honoring our fallen service members today and always.

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  5. Amen!

    prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
    Tiger Lily, Sushi and Marco Polo

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  6. Well said and you chose great photos.

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  7. Lovely pictures and post.
    We remember.
    Thank you for your service.
    Stella Rose and family

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  8. Beautifully said!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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