Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day and I was going to do this post because my sister told me to, but the more I thought about what to blog the more it came to light...

She said I should blog today because it's a holiday and I'm not certain what she meant...
1) I should have more time because it's a holiday or

2) It's a special holiday and I should blog about it. It could be some other reason, but the later reason has made me think.

Spending today doing chores that have needed to be done, running errands, catching those things on sale this weekend, picking up groceries that we were short on for the week.

But, everywhere you look there are the reminders of the holiday.

Memorial Day= to remember those who have sacrificed their life, their time, their love ones for the freedom of every American.

We even hung Old Glory out as a reminder of the day....never forget, never overlook the cost of that freedom.

The freedom of speech and life and all that goes with it.
And as I pulled into the local grocery store this was in the parking lot

It just seem so fitting to me that without the loss of those who have gone on before us this would not be possible...

Of course a lot of the words on this van are not a promotion of war but of peace and who doesn't want peace.

But as we continue on today and everyday, I hope we all are grateful for those who are making the sacrifice for our freedom.


BeccaBug said...

Finally!! I knew you'd come around!

Jaybird said...

If only the lady in front of me at H's Memorial Day concert had read this maybe she would not have been on her cell phone turned around in the opposite direction of everyone during the pledge of allegiance waving and saying "WE'RE SITTING OVER HERE!! OVER HERE!"

Molly Woodall said...

Cindy...that was GREAT! And what a fitting tribute!
I should have done this....think I'll wait for the next flag waving day.....hmmmmmm when would that be, hmmmmm! hahah!
Paris has a club that sets out flags a couple of days before a holiday along the have to pay for them...but some streets are covered with them!
It's definitely "Hometown USA".
OH MY STARS...I think I'll write a song about that!
Do you remember the old Andy Griffith show that Aunt Bea and Clara wrote a song about Mayberry called "My Hometown"...and a rockstar got ahold of it and made it into a rock 'n roll song?
Ok...random thoughts - time take medication and to go to bed!
Love you!