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Maybe We Could All Stop and Give a Monemt of Silence

Millions of Americans visit monuments, go to the parades or even visit cemeteries today in honor of solders who gave us all they had, both recently and in wars past.  We in America call today Memorial Day.

The men and women who have died so we can have the freedoms that we enjoy and take "to often"  for granted deserve more than a day of BBQ and softball games in my opinion.

The men and women currently serving as well as those who died for our freedom deserve more than a moment of silence too. But I think we should give them all a moment as a gesture.

A prayer from believers would be nice as well.


Thanks To All the men and women of the military services.


Thanks colormereal for this addition to this post.

"Thanks is also due to the wifes, mothers, dads, brothers, sons and daughters that lost the one or ones they loved....My thanks and prayers goes to the families as well."




BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 15 Responses May 26, 2008

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That is sad peace. Sorry to hear that but thanks for sharing.

I went to the cemetary to see the ceremony that is usually there on this day.<br />
In past years there was a man in uniform reading the names of servicemen and women who had died during the past year,and then Taps would be played.<br />
There never would be more than ten or twelve people there to honor the departed. {small town}<br />
Today....there was nobody there...the man who played Taps has given it up.<br />
I am glad of all the photos and videos I took of the ceremony over the years.<br />
* SIGH *

We could all give them a moment of thought today.

Thanks for the comments everyone

Nice comment thank you for taking the time to post one. : )

Thank you Blue for saying what should be said every day by every one of us.<br />
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Thank you to those who have served your country. Thank you to those who have supported these men and women.<br />
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It's an honorable life, but oftentimes these people are so young. They're lives have been changed forever. Oftentimes they live with demons we will never understand. It's a difficult price to pay for freedom. Soldiers of all countries experience the same. <br />
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I hope that those of us who don't live that life, truly understand the gift we've been given by these young men and women....along with their families too.<br />
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Peace and love to you all.

Thanks BobFrost. <br />
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Howdy Blackmagic.

No comment, just saying hi.

Seadragon, Thank you.

My grandfather fought for us and I shall be visiting him today at his gravesite to give my thanks in person. The stories he'd tell and the pictures he treasured left me in awe. I would like to thank everyone who has given their time, efforts and some, sadly their lives, to give me mine.

Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend.

Thanks is also due to the wifes, mothers, dads, brothers, sons and daughters that lost the one or ones they loved....My thanks and prayers goes to the families as well.

Agreed. Thanks for expressing this so well.

We own these men and women a lot.<br />
We take our freedom for granted to often.

AMEN!!! Thank you for the reminder.