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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Tribute

Yesterday we celebrated Memorial Day here in the US. For most of us it is a day off work that involves either shopping or BBQing. Few of us really think about the reason behind the day off work, myself included.





Memorial Day is dedicated to all of our men and women who have given up their lives for our country. They have fought in wars throughout the world, all in the name of freedom. Freedom that we take for granted. Freedom to worship the God of our choosing, freedom to disagree with our government, freedom to dress as we wish, freedom to live our lives in anyway we choose.





What would our lives be like if these Freedoms were not a part of daily lives? How would we worship? How would we dress? How would we express ourselves? Freedom costs. We are very fortunate for the men and women in our Armed Services who are willing to pay for our Freedoms.





I don't believe in wars or ego driven politicians or religious genocide....but I do believe in supporting the people who are protecting our freedom...and thanking them for their bravery. I hope you do too.

11 comments:

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

My nephew is gearing up for his THIRD tour to Iraq. **sigh**

ChrisB said...

I think it is so important to remember those who lost their lives for the freedom of others. We have so much to thank them for (bad English I know!)

Anonymous said...

My uncle lost his life in Viet Nam when I was a child. I think of him on Memorial Day - and all those brave men and women who never came home. God Bless them and their families. Makes complaining about the cost of gas or anything else seem petty in light of the price paid by these good people for our freedom.

Jennifer said...

AMEN!!!!!

Stella said...

I completely agree! I'm anti war but completely support our troops and the work that they are doing!!

suchsimplepleasures said...

absolutely!!!
xoxo

Sandy said...

I am not sure how "anti-war" I can be, living in a country founded by war, but I salute your tribute to our heroes, fallen and otherwise.

bichonpawz said...

Terrific post, Alison!

swampy said...

Thanks for this post...and I agree with you.
Our son-in-law will be going back to Iraq in July. He leaves our daughter, a 3 year old, a 1 year old, and a newborn at home.
"Pray for Peace"

Megnificent said...

Been missin ya!

Coffee Bean said...

Amen. Very good post!