In this photo, US Marines raise our flag in Kuwait, near the border of Iraq. As I celebrate this weekend, I'm taking a little time to think about our troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and around the world -- and to remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for our nation.See you Tuesday, Bellas.
Michelle it's a good thing to take the time to remember how lucky we are to have our freedom, and what sacrifices it took to keep it. I will also be taking time tomorrow to think about our soldiers and offer up prayers for all the families affected. Tomorrow will be a good day to gather up some collections for troop donations.
As I tell my students, Memorial Day means to remember. Thank you to all who have given so much for our freedom. I think we need to have today to sit back and reflect on what that means. Great pic, Michelle.
Thanks for this picture, Michelle. Being a military brat, I get nostalgic about the way it used to be. Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Armed Forces Day--when I was a kid they meant going out to the flightline for a parade and watching for Daddy among the rank and file. Love the marching band. Love the jets flying over in formation. Loved taking a tour of "Daddy's plane." It hit me hard this year for some reason, and Saturday I did something I've been meaning to do--took my dad's medals and a couple of photos in to a framer to have a shadow box made. Daddy was a WWII vet who became an AF pilot. We lived a lot of places. Lots of bases. I hated moving, leaving friends, all that stuff, but all in all a good life back then, a good education. Man, do I ever tear up when the flag is raised and lowered properly or I hear a Sousa march. I think about our troops in the Middle East and their families a lot, but especially today, along with remembering.
Although I'm not American, I remember those who are over there fighting...it affects us all.A few days ago, there was a funerual for the first Canadian woman killed in combat here in Calgary. I feel for her family and couldn't possibly imagine what they are going through...
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