Monday, May 25, 2009

Remembering our fallen heroes

My father was in the US Navy during WWII, my brother was also in the Navy during Vietnam and I joined the Navy reserves during the Gulf War. Yes I know..."kinda old weren't ya?" Ahhhh, yeah, kinda old.

I am greatful to live in this great nation. I love the USA.

My heart fills and the tears spill over when I see the cemeteries during Memorial day. So many flags, so many heroes.

Thank you soldiers, from a greatful citizen.

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and dates back to the Civil War era. In the USA, It is a day to commemorate our fallen soldiers and to those that have died serving our country.

You can read more by googling Memorial Day or checking out your library.

Thank a soldier today...many have given the ultimate sacrifice to make sure you can blog, talk on the phone, wear shorts to the mall, vote, have Christmas and many other indulgences.

Now, go quilt something...Elaine


  1. We've just had ANZAC Day, which is basically the same, so for all the soldiers - Lest We Forget!

  2. It sounds as big as our Anzac Day. There are so many lost in wars, we need to remember them for their sacrifices.