Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day (145/365)

2009 05 25 IMG_5574 
And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.

Joseph Drake (American poet, 1795-1820)

TIME: 2:49 PM
PLACE:  Walnut Hill Cemetery
SUBJECT:  Veteran's graves

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day that we stop, reflect and remember those who gave their lives for us so we may continue to enjoy all the freedoms of our country.  We as Americans, reap the benefits from the men and women in the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  I hope that this point is the overriding theme today, and that this day is not looked upon as just another holiday and three-day weekend.

I'd like to honor the men and women in the military, past and present for their service to our country.  You have given us a great gift of yourself, thank you.

5 comments:

Monica said...

Thank *you* for remembering!

Dot O said...

What a great post.... I hope your day was wonderful.

Sara G said...

Great post and awesome photo.
Take care

Mari said...

Beautiful picture and tribute!

Christina said...

Great entry for today ~ thanks for sharing!