Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

A tribute to all who have served, suffered or died to protect us and our freedom.
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18 comments:

  1. What a moving video. Thanks for posting this.

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  2. This gets to the heart of what Memorial Day is about. It is much more than hot dogs, and water skis. It is about taking time to remember those who served and will never enjoy the freedom that they protected.

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  3. Excellent job with the Video. Have a good safe Memorial Day.

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  4. the pipes, the pipes are calling, special thanks to you and zane for your service to our country.

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  5. What a moving tribute to the fallen soldiers. That's a lot of heartbreak shown there. They all have my thanks and respect.

    Blessings to you and Zane. Big hugs, my friends...

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  6. Oh Sandee, that is such a great video and gets right to the heart of things. Best Memorial tribute I have ever seen. Thanks so much. Big hugs to you. Take care.

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  7. thanks honey, that was lovely...

    hugs, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  8. Thank you for posting the beautiful tribute.

    Have you hugged a "Vet" today?

    Steve

    P.S. I'm going to repost this on my blog :-)

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  9. Very nice tribute, Sandee.

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  10. Moving snap shots kindling the poignant memories of the great martyrs.

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  11. perfect for today. God bless them all
    happy Memorial day

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  12. Thanks. That is one of my favorite hymns.

    Jack K.
    LTC (ret), US Army, MPC

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  13. That was, indeed, a very nice tribute.

    Hope that you and Zane had a safe Memorial Day weekend.

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  14. May God bless our Soldiers and their families, past, present, and future.

    Hope you-all had a very safe and wonderful Memorial.

    Aloha!

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  15. A beautiful video to remember how blessed we are as a country. Thank you for helping us all remember their sacrifice for us.

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  16. A wonderful tribute!
    I am grateful for the sacrifice of our service men and women, and their families.

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  17. Great video! We must not forget the countless lives that were lost for us. I'll never forget my trip to Arlington Cemetery when I was in 8th grade. Even as a child I was moved, and I'll never the headstones that went on and on as far as I could see.

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