5.25.2009

Memorial Day


In our small town, there is a large cemetery that sits on a bit of a hill, and our local Veterans of Foreign Wars along with the American Legion, have hung the burial flags of veterans on Memorial Day. There are some 737 flags hanging there today and because they are on a hill, there is often a little wind blowing them about. It is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen and always brings me to tears. When I multiply our small town's 737 by countless thousands of other small towns, I can only begin to realize the number of people who have given their lives so that we can have freedom. Let us honor them in our hearts and our minds, not just today, but everyday. Let us do what we can to make life better for those returning wounded.


Jo, Stella's Mom

16 comments:

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sweet Stella....
Great post in honor of all these men that have gave their lives for the freedom!!!!!!!!!!!!
they're in our hearts too....not only today but furever!!!!
and....we're at home!!!!We're very very very happy...you missed us a lot and your sweet mommy too!!!!!
you both were in our hearts for all the holiday!!!!!!
we love you sooooooooooooooo much!!!!
lots of love and kisses!!!

Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

Beautiful sight indeed!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We have one too...in fakht, Mom will be driving by it later today...it has a flag for each PA soldier with a special spot fur those from our khounty...

What a great tribute woo have shared...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Beautiful image.

Princess Eva

p.s. thanks for stopping by Tasha's post. It's been a tough weekend for us.

The Army of Four said...

That is beautiful!
Thank you and may God bless our fallen veterans!
Tail wags,
Storms

Raising Addie said...

Wonderful tribute!!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Tracey and Huffle said...

We honour them all.

Huffle Mawson

Lorenza said...

Beautiful!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The OP Pack said...

That was so nice, Stella. We all need to remember those who have served.

Woos, the OP Pack

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Beautiful post....and i'm sure the flags in the wind are a sight to behold.

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Stella
What a thoughtful post. If only our politicians would concentrate on stopping wars not starting them...
Cheers, Hamish.
PS We know quite a lot about windy days here in Scotland!

CAM said...

Hey Stella. Our thoughts and best wishes go to you all- across the great stretch of water. With love, Max & Co
http://theadventuresofmaxdog.blogspot.com/

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

thanks for the lovely post!

Joe Stains said...

It is quite overwhelming if you think about it. We hope you had a good Memorial Day.

misskyliem said...

That is a very touching photo!! I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Licks,
Kylie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Definitely something we should all remember.