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Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2019

Today we honor those who gave their lives for our country, for our freedom. We are grateful. I don't have adequate words to express the gratitude. I had a maternal uncle who did not return from WWII. He died before I was born, Raymond Arter. Wonder what his life would have been; wonder about the cousins I should have had.

The grandkids are with me today. Hope to share some of the gratitude with them. Natalie went to the Florida Holocaust Museum on a field trip last week, so she may have some understanding. Gwen has a very tender heart and I hope to hit the right note where she isn't upset, but is grateful.

Wishing you a healthy, grateful Memorial Day!

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    Always am grateful
    143 days ago
  • GABY1948
    We are also grateful here...John served in Viet Nam and I am so thankful he came back he loved being a soldier but I am glad he came home...My dad was in WWI and helped liberate the people in the concentration camps....he never would talk about it to any of us...and I am thankful for all the brave men and women that serve at any time. I am also thankful for oll my spark friends and Sparkpeople. My dad's dad served in WWII

    I am so proud of ALL soldiers and make it a priority whenever I see a soldier to shake their hand and thank them.
    144 days ago
    Sorry to hear you lost a relative :-( I have had no relatives in the military, but I am always grateful for what they did and still do for us. I like to attend the service they have on our day of remembrance November 11.
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    144 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    emoticon RIP all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
    144 days ago
  • NANCY-
    It is indeed a solemn day, to be grateful for our freedom and not take it for granted. I'm sure your dear sweet grands will hold gratefulness within their tender hearts, as well understanding that the fought for what was right,
    144 days ago
    You are such a wonderful role model for Natalie and Gwen! I'm sure you'll find the right words to explain the meaning of the day to Gwen. From the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the two World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Iraq Freedom, Afghanistan and the 9-11 attack, our country has prevailed. i think that until 9-11 many people were so far removed from the action that it didn't seem real unless they experienced a personal loss. The attacks on 9-11 brought the idea of war right to the forefront. War is such a serious, scary thing! God Bless America!
    144 days ago
    I lost a few friends in Vietnam and had a few friends that returned but were "messed up". I always say thank you but on day like to today, I especially say thank you loudly.
    144 days ago
    Have a wonderful day w/your granddaughters! Hugs.
    144 days ago
    I think it's wonderful that you pass patriotism forward to your grandkids. I love my country, ugly warts and all, and am grateful to the men and women who have defended her.
    144 days ago
    For us, it was my paternal grandfather's brother who did not come home from WWI. And of course, for my son it is far more personal, and friends with whom he trained and served lost their lives in service. So, a somber, grateful day, indeed.

    144 days ago
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