Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day


As a veteran and the wife of a retired veteran, Memorial Day has special meaning to me.  My Memorial Day post from last year pretty much sums up my feelings, and it also shows how I shared the meaning of Memorial Day to my son.

Click here to read.


Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party tm.   

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  1. I remember this post of yours from last year - thanks for the re-read. My family is chock-full of veterans: grandfathers, uncles, father, brother, my sister-in-law is in the Navy now, nephew-in-law currently serves....all veterans should be thought of and thanked for their sacrifice on a DAILY basis. I truly appreciate this re-read...and I thank you and your husband for your service as well.

  2. Thank you for your service! Kathy

  3. I remember and so enjoyed that post, thanks for posting it. And thank you for your service!

  4. That is pretty amazing. Such dedication and commitment. Something too few of us have these days..Thank you for posting this and for all your family's service to our country.

  5. Thank you for serving our country, Lori!

  6. Thanks Lori. I remember your post from last year.

  7. I put this on my FB wall this morning but, assuming you didn't see it, I'm repeating here for you.

    "I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did. "
    -- Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States

    I honor you and my brothers and uncles and all who've served this country.

  8. What an absolutely beautiful post Lori; it's amazing how little life lessons come unexpectedly like that. I'm so glad that you were able to teach your son the meaning behind the holiday.

    Thank both you and your husband for your services to us all! You are appreciated and loved :)

  9. Thanks to you and your husband for your service! And to so many others who served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
    This man's tribute takes my breath away and really makes one think.


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