Day is a truly patriotic holiday which is celebrated on the last Monday
in May. It is a day set apart for remembering and honoring those who
died while serving in the American Armed Forces.
Congress passed a law making Memorial Day a national holiday. Typical
Memorial Day celebrations include parades, special programs and
speeches. Americans often attend picnics and baseball games, and almost
any other type of outdoor event made possible by the freedom these
soldiers died to protect. This holiday is the unofficial beginning of
have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have
never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on
Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the
peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it
where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful,
triumphant commemoration of what they did." Benjamin Harrison,the 23rd President of the United States.
In memory and honor of those who have fought and died to keep our country free.
"May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD. " Psalm 104:34
Relax, throw open the windows of our stuffy little souls and let the cooling breezes of a better world sweep through! What will all our petty worries amount to fifty years from now? Rejoice in the old simplicities which no man can take away—like spring and green woods and mocking-birds. And, better still, rest our souls in the goodness of God and His amazing grace. –V. Havner
It's been a little quiet on my blog for the last couple of weeks. This is partly the reason why.
Yep, I was traveling with my hubby. We made a trip to the beautiful state of New Jersey. It's amazing to me how parts of the USA can be so diverse and so the same. We passed by Washington DC, being captured up in a wave of traffic when we missed our exit. Whew, that just added to the adventure. We pulled over, looked at the map and realized we were sitting right outside of Arlington National Cemetery. We passed the Pentagon, the Washington monument and I think the Jefferson memorial too. It was all a bit of a haze as we were trying to maneuver around the mad traffic, looking at maps, GPS and of course road work.
Then when we arrived home we discovered that our internet was down. So today I am trying sometime new. Posting from my laptop and the picture from my phone. Woo-hoo, I might yet make it into the computer age.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to be back online soon. But until then,
Today would have been my BFF's birthday. Diane lost her battle with cancer almost 11 years ago. But I still think of her and miss her. So in memory of Diane, I wanted to share this poem, written by Sherry Morris.
Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
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