Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania Photographic Print

"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives -- the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for our country, for us. And all we can do is remember." 

                                                                        - Ronald Reagan


U.S. Army Soldiers Place Flags in Front of the Gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery Photographic Print


Thankful for those who paid the ultimate price, and to their families who also have paid.

If you ever get a chance to watch the movie called Taking Chance, with Kevin Bacon, do it.  It is an amazing movie and you'll need a lot of tissues.


  1. We were talking about how anyone under 30 barely knows about ww2. That's why home education is good. Thanks for a good post today.

  2. Sweet tribute Lin...Always remembering...
    hug hugs

  3. Thanks for the movie recommendation! I will look for it!


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