2 comments for “What Does Memorial Day Mean to You?

  1. Ann
    May 31, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    As Memorial Day comes to a close, I can honestly say that it has been a thought-provoking day for me. The day started out at our small cemetery for our annual day of remembering those military people buried there. For a small town of 500, we have a big turnout, easily over 100. It is a time-honored tradition that is very respected. I was proud to have my daughters & their children also with us honoring those who have served.
    This is the first Memorial Day since our son passed away so it was also kind of a sad day for us all. Although he never served in the military, we could not help but also think of him. We have a new respect for parents & families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. The heart-wrenching feelings that they go through to see their loved one snatched away from them has to be one of the hardest things for them to bear. Our respect & appreciation to all who serve in the military was heightened today. All I can say is “Thanks & may God be with you!”

  2. May 31, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing Ann – spot on, and so touching to hear your perspective…my condolences on your own loss…

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