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.


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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  1. Kathy Kramer

    May 29th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

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

  2. Laurel

    May 30th, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Thank you Kathy!

  3. Gia

    May 29th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    So true – a good reminder.

  4. Laurel

    May 30th, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Thank you!

  5. Bill Dameron

    May 30th, 2012 at 1:12 am

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

  6. Laurel

    May 30th, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Thank you Bill!

  7. vicky

    May 30th, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Thank you for this post…wonderful tribute to our soldiers

  8. Laurel

    May 30th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you Vicky!

  9. kristin

    May 30th, 2012 at 3:10 am

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

  10. Laurel

    May 30th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you Kristin! Yep, no politics involved!

  11. Delilah Love

    May 30th, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Thank you for the reminder and a wonderful tribute 🙂

  12. Laurel

    May 30th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you Delilah!

  13. Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

    May 30th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    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

  14. Laurel

    May 30th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you Ellen! Very hard work indeed

  15. Dawn Beronilla

    May 30th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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

  16. Laurel

    May 30th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you Dawn!

  17. Adrienne

    May 30th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

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

  18. Laurel

    May 30th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    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.

  19. Stephanie B. @B4Steph

    May 31st, 2012 at 2:06 am

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

  20. Laurel

    June 3rd, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Thank you Stephanie!

  21. Dude of The House

    May 31st, 2012 at 6:40 am

    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.

  22. Laurel

    June 3rd, 2012 at 2:18 am

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

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