Sunday, May 27, 2012

The 4th Monday in May....

Good morning.

Tomorrow is the 4th Monday in May - Memorial Day in the U.S.

For many, many years, we have set aside this day to come together as fellow Americans, to honor all of those who have died at war, fighting for our country.

However, this weekend, sadly, seems to have become a 'long weekend' to drink lots of beer, eat lots of BBQ, and swim... with very few thoughts of the meaning of Memorial Day.

Please take a few moments this weekend to remember why it is that our government blesses us with this long weekend.  Tomorrow, DH and I will visit the cemetery, place flags at graves, and remember those that fought for our country, and our freedom.  We'll take time to pray for those, like our son-in-law and his fellow troops, that are still putting themselves in danger every single day for our country. 

I hope that you and your family have had a wonderful weekend together.  We hope to fire up the grill ourselves tomorrow afternoon, as we enjoy the last of the weekend together.

I leave you with this thought:

"The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children".  ~William Havard

Memorial Day blessings,

Patti J.


Lorie said...

Lovely post Patti! Thankfully we can have those BBQ's and enjoy our friends and family...all because of the sacrifices of the soldiers that have gone before us.

3pm local time is set aside for 60 seconds of silence if you (and your readers) are so inclined to join in.

Have a great weekend!

Glittered Paws said...

Very beautifully said dear friend. Have a nice day.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Great post my friend! Never truer words have been said.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for sharing

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...


hope ur weekend is safe, sunny, fun and happy.

thank you so much for the birthday wishes.

hugs :) p.s. i AM leaning towards red lobster! will keep you posted.

more hugs :)

Lynne in NI said...

Well said Patti! A lot of occasions here (Christenings, Holy Communions, etc) have gone the same way and seem to be just an excuse for the adults to get boozed up, and the true meaning seems to be an aside!

joy said...

Patti, thank you for the courage it takes to be the mother of one of our protectors. Blessings on him as he serves.

Sue said...

Perfectly said Patti!
Our nephew is leaving for Marine Boot camp on Sunday June 3rd. Although very proud of him, also very concerned.
Thinking of you and your family as you wait for your soldier to return safely.


Seleise said...

Freedom isn't free and your tribute is beautiful! We honored those who went before us as well as the military contributions in our community as well.