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Friday, May 27, 2011

MORE EMPTY SPACES WHERE ONCE WALKED OUR HEROES



MEMORIAL DAY
2012

REPOSTED FROM
MEMORIAL DAY
2011

I'ts been a year since I first posted this
Memorial Day remembrance.
I think of those
men and women who have dedicated their
lives for our country .... some giving their lives.
I pray for those families ... and for the loved ones
we've said goodby to.
Thank you,
for the memories deeply engrained in our hearts and lives
because "you" never leave us ....... 
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         Memorial Day officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by
General John Logan, national commander ot the Grand Army of the Republic. It was first observed on May 30, 1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetary.

Red Poppies

In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields"
Moina Michael wrote this poem:

"We cherish too,
the Poppy red,
that grows on fields
where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
that blood of heroes never dies."

The tradition of wearing Red Poppies on Memorial Day
is to honor those who died serving the nation during war.
Moina Michael was the first to wear a
Red Poppy,
and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers,
with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.


" .... the blood of heroes never dies."

We would do well
to remember all those
who served  in times of "war"
....
helping  us to heal.
Thank you.
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