May 24, 2020

Memorial Day

Every year on this day I am reminded of the thousands of young men who lay with their fellow soldiers so far away from home.  Far enough that family did not get to visit their grave, honor them with a funeral, quietly tell them they are loved.  The solitude, the silence, many buried where they died in fields.  What would the world be today without their sacrifice so very long ago?

Lorraine in France


And continuing today.
Arlington


Memorial Day.
Hope you all take the day to remember and honor.

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10 comments:

diamondc said...

Marly: This is a beautiful post, so many do not remember who gave their lives for our freedoms.
Sadly we lost thousands, I am thankful for their bravery and dedication to our Country.

Blessings
Catherine

Ms Peppercorn said...

My Uncle Joey at Battle of the Bulge

CathieJ said...

What a wonderful post.

C M Designs said...

"Land of the free, because of the brave" !

Mary said...

Photos of these cemeteries alway bring me to tears. All those young Soldiers and Marines. I remember the Air force and Navy pilots and Sailors probably lost at sea.

Robin in Virginia said...

Marly, what a beautiful post. Honor. Remember. Never Forget.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Thank you for sharing these sobering pictures with us as it is a reminder of the debt of gratitude we owe to each one who paid the ultimate sacrifice!! Freedom truly is a gift and we all have much to be thankful for!!!
Hope you and yours have a wonderful Memorial Day!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

Heritage Hall said...

In addition to Americans, many from other countries can attribute their relative freedom to the young American lives that were forfeited on behalf and in defense of
unknown others. We never went looking for a fight, but were willing to do so that others might also be free. To those unfinished lives we all owe a great debt of gratitude.

Rugs and Pugs said...

We have so much to be thankful for and I hope people take the time to remember why we are celebrating today.
God Bless our military and may God Bless America.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Those photos are truly humbling, aren't they? And your words so sadly true. I can't imagine, as a mother or wife, having my son or husband buried so far away. Happy Belated Memorial Day ~Robin~

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