Monday, May 27, 2013

Musing on Memorial Day Monday

Memorial day - or as more often called in other parts of the world 'remembrance day' (they have theirs at difference times of coarse) is not only a time to thank those that are currently in service but also those that have served in the past - like MY Dad and my grandpawrents. My Dad is a 20 year Navy man - a Commander flying P-3 planes and is 'active retired' - that means if they REALLY needed him they could still call him back! His Dad was in the Army and was in the Missile Silos during the Cuban Scare.... and Mom's Dad was also in the British Army and served in Egypt and Palestine in the second World War.

In these times when the very ideals of what so many men, women and canines have fought to protect and preserve for ALL of us ..... seems to be under siege...... they bravely put their lives on the line EVERY single day to keep that belief alive - that we are free and live in one of the greatest countries in the world. Do we ask them to do that for us - do we expect them to do it for us - NO - but they do it anyway and because of them WE ARE ALL safer.  So on this Memorial Day - we say a simple but heartfelt THANK YOU.

18 comments:

  1. !!! WOW !!!

    What a superb post.

    WE thank your Dad your grandpas fur their service to our Countries and Our Peoples.

    PeeS... our dad was in the Navy on the Enterprise...during Viet Nam.

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  2. We most always remember those who have served even the K-9 who give their lives.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Sweet William The Scot

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  3. Very well said. Love the photo.

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  4. We remember all those who served now and in the past and the animals too that also helped save lives. Have a marvellous Memorial Day Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Oh, I loves that guys!!! What a great postie! And, THANKS BUNCHES to your Pops and your family (cause I knows it's hard on the families on the homefronts too!)(Gma was a Navy brat!! hehehe)
    {{{{hugs}}}}
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  6. Great post. We too are remembering all those who served so well that we can live the lives we do. Happy Memorial Day.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  7. Nicely put. Thanks to all the servicemen and women who have given everything for us!

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  8. wonderful post and we LOVE the photo!

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  9. Hi Reilly! Tell your Mom to go read this blog post...her Dad was in the silos during the Cuban Missile Crisis too! http://kimbopolo.blogspot.com/2013/05/badlands-national-park.html

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  10. Well said Reilly. Question: If both our Dog Dads are vets, then why can't they examine us at home?

    Essex & Sherman

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  11. We echo your 'thank you'. It's good to remember that we have what we have because of those brave souls.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  12. Happy Memorial Day to you. Great Post!

    Wyatt's family

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  13. Very nicely said and Happy Memorial Day


    Loveys Sasha

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  14. Well said! We honor those past and present and never forget to stop to thank anyone we see for their service. My first husband was a Vietnam Vet and I know how much this day means to him too!

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  15. Fantastic post, we never forget.. Have a wonderful memorial day xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  16. Happy Memorial Day, Reilly! And i love your picture!

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