Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial (Birth) Day

I have the privilege of sharing my birthday with a bunch of vets this year, and I think we all know who deserves the most attention. So, with that in mind...

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

May we never forget

the valiant men

who gave their lives
both now and then.

(And the valiant women, too.)

With all my "star-spangled heart," I thank and celebrate the courageous men and women who have given their lives, literally or figuratively, for this wonderful country. My family and I honor them...today and every day.

And we honor their families, too.
~May the Lord bless each one~

For more on Memorial Day, click here.

15 comments:

Darlene said...

I have always been moved by Memorial Day (used to be called Decoration Day) My family always made a big day of this. We went on a picnic to where my Dad was buried and my older brothers told stories of the men who died for our country. It always gave me a bit of a chill and to this day whenever I see the flag, I get a bit teary eyed. And when I hear the Tabernacle Choir do any of the patriotic songs, I really feel the chills and tears. I am truly patriotic to the core.

KC Mom said...

Natalie had a wonderful post about Memorial Day as well. I'm so grateful there are people like you who keep reminding us of this important holiday.
Our Bishop spoke briefly of remembering those who sacrificed much to provide for our spiritual freedom as well...our ancestors.
I intend to have a greater spirit of gratitude this year.

And Happy Birthday! What a great day for a birthday!

jen said...

Happy Birthday my friend.
It is truly a sign of wisdom when you surrender what is important to you for what is of greater importance.
We are going to do Natalie's moment of silence at 3 pm tomorrow.
And then I'll have a quiet mental shout-out to you!

Jill said...

A very Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!!!! I love what you have on your blog. Especially the one about Thanksgiving. Wow, that really puts tomorrow in perspective!

Lisalulu said...

Happy Birthday to you- and thanks for sharing your day with the honored! hope it is fun and enjoyable, you know just like YOU.

Karen Sue said...

My mom tells of my uncles being in the military and whenever they had a leave, they would just hitchhike home. People would pick them up and take them as far as they could..always happy to help the guy in uniform...

karen said...

Happy Birthday Sue! I've enjoyed reading your Memorial Day tribute, along with Natalie's and many others. For my family, it's always been a day to gather and be together, and for the last 32 years it's also been the day we stop by my grandfather's grave and pay a little attention to him. It's a nice quiet sort of holiday - patriotic, but without all the hoopla of July 4th. But family? Yes. BBQs? Yes, yes! Glorious weather too!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a lovely post and a Very Happy Birthday to you Sue!
I hope you have a lovely day and that this is a very special day for you.
Love
Maggie

Katie Blacker said...

happy birthday! Hope it is a special one.

Jess said...

Happy Birthday Sue- I think it's pretty cool that you share it with Memorial Day this year. It's a great holiday, I'm glad that we have a day set aside to remember those who've served our country and provide the freedoms we all enjoy!

My name is PJ. said...

Happy Memorial Day, Sue!

Terresa said...

Happy happy happy birthday!!! Hope your day has been filled with joy, love & blessings!!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for a lovely post.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Sue. I hope you had a lovely day!

And I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day...it is a special day, indeed.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

This was a wonderful post. A great reminder for what Memorial Day is all about.

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