Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

 

Love your country and live with pride
And don't forget those who died America can't you see
All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall, yes recall
Some gave all
Some gave all

---Billy Ray Cyrus  Some Gave All---

Please take a moment today to remember and honor the Men and Women of the military who gave their all and the reason we celebrate Memorial Day on the last Monday of every May. One of the ways to do that is to observe

The National Moment of Rememberance:

The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity (duration: one minute).The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died for our freedom. It will help to reclaim Memorial Day as the sacred and noble holiday it was meant to be. In this shared remembrance, we connect as Americans.

6 comments:

Rose said...

Great Entry!

Have a meaningful Memorial Day.

Hugs,Rose

Indigo said...

Awesome Tribute dear friend! (Hugs)Indigo

Dani said...

Astaryth, thank you for this wonderful post. It resonates with me for deeply personal reasons. What a wonderful poem.

God Bless!
Dani

Heather said...

Thank you for this! I hope you had a beautiful Memorial Day!

Rebecca Anne said...

What a sweet and important post. I hope your Memorial Day was wonderful my friend~
Rebecca

Kim said...

What a beautiful Memorial Day post.. I am so sorry I only just got here to see it..