Memorial Day 2011.
Today is the day we salute you. We thank you for your service.
God bless, America.
May 30, 2011 10:33 am
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” -George Orwell
Happy Memorial Day To Those That Served !
big “thank you” to all the men & women who put serving their country first, and punching hippies 2nd.
thank you, you glorious soldiers!
God Bless America!!
God bless and protect America. We in UK salute your brave troops, may the fallen rest in peace. Amen.
God, protect our troops and give us total victory over the enemy foreign and domestic.
God bless our troops and their families for their sacrifices they have given. I will send out prayers for them.
Thanks for coming back. My self esteem was starting to deteriorate and I was at the point where I was going to Chakra Balanced.
God bless our troops wherever they may be!
This photo is powerful and chokes me up. RIP to our soldiers that have paid the ultimate price. I for one understand.
You gave all you had that we might have all we do. May God bless you and your memory be eternal.
“Thanks for coming back. My self esteem was starting to deteriorate and I was at the point where I was going to Chakra Balanced.”
Let me help you with that.
There is no freakin way we’re going to dishonor our vets by letting commies take over our country.
Appropriate for today:
May each and every soldier who fought for this great nation be resting in peace and beauty with our creator.
God…please continue to bless and protect this nation from your enemies both foreign and domestic.
Welcome home, ZIP.. and a great Memorial Day to y’all, especially the great men and women of our military.
God bless all you brave heroes, who sacrifice your time away from your families to insure our freedom. May the Lord comfort the families of all who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Also appropriate for today:
Rest in peace, fallen warriors.
As a descendant of Revolutionary War Patriots, those who served in the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and my dad who served honorably in the US Navy/ Pacific Theater of WWII— THANK YOU, MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY! Your service is appreciated more than you know. Blessings to you and your families.
A sincere Thank You to our troops, past and present, who keep our country safe.
Thanks for that great quote, John Difool.
Eternally Grateful ~
Thanks to all who are serving and have served. God Bless You!
G-d bless all who have served past and present and especially those who gave their all. We will never forget you.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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“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
With humble thanks to our soldiers and their families past and present.
With pride and thanks to our service men and women and their families. I’m here for you..in good times and in bad.
A respectful salute to all who have fallen from this Navy vet.
God bless America!
God Bless our brave soldiers, God Bless America and God Bless you, Zip, for keeping up the awesome, inspiring posts from the battlefield.
3 PM is the national moment of silence to reflect and honor our fallen. We are free because of all the men and women that gave all. Thank you.
Zip – thank you for this post. I enlisted in the U.S. Army, was an 11-B, (infantry) and served in Vietnam.
I don’t need a special day to remember my own personal little band of brothers, but appreciate today for remembering the over 1,300,000 Americans who gave their lives for our country.
God Bless the United States, Home of the Free because of the brave.
Thanks to those who sacrificed everything to preserve this country’s way of life. And thanks to those who continue to lay it on the line for us.
Long live America!
DrudgeReport lists this article as “War Rages On” (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110530/ap_on_re_mi_ea/memorial_day) and I thought to myself, “we could put an end to this war if our soldiers were allowed to “Increase the Level of Violence”, instead of waging this Politically Correct War in Afghanistan. God Bless our Soldiers, they are being forced to fight these Monsters of Allah with their hands tied.
God bless all of our military men and women past and present! Now may God see that all of our men and women are brought home from the middle east and very, very soon.
WHY should one more American give their life in the middle east?
Freedom Is Not Free
I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Service man saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He’d stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t free.
I heard the sound of Taps one night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant “Amen,”
When a flag had draped a coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn’t free.
By LCDR Kelly Strong, USCG
To All those that Served…………….”Thank You for your Service” !
long live america well done
Amen to everything said here.
God bless America.
By 1918, Flanders Fields was well known throughout the allied countries. An American woman named Moina Michael penned a few lines in reply:
We cherish too, the poppy red
that grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
that blood of heroes never dies
Thanks for quoting “In Flanders Fields”, written by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae during WWI.
It is believed McRrae wrote the poem the day after witnessing the death of his friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, just 22 years old.
This Canadian sends sincere respect and appreciation to the American forces and the American people.
May God bless my fellow warrior brothers who have paid the ultimate price to protect this nation that each of them loved so dearly. And may He continue to comfort those who loved them who are left behind.
Lord God, We are thankful for and commemorate the soldiers that have given the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation conceived under Your guidance.
Lord, we ask for your mercy as we have strayed and embraced evil upon evil. We pray for revival in the hearts of our citizens and to once again turn to You and elect leaders that will acknowledge You as the author and giver of the rights of all mankind and that Your truths would once again become ‘self-evident’.
Lord I pray for a hedge of protection around our soldiers, Lord that you would indeed send your angels to protect them from harm. Bring wisdom, comfort and peace to them and their families.
Lord, may the hearts and minds of the enemies of the Gospel, the enemies of this country, and the enemies of all freedom loving people be changed, that they might be saved and truly come to know You.
In the name of Jesus. Amen
God Bless and Thank You to all our troops past and present!
As a little girl living in the Philippines during the mid 1960’s, my father would often take me for long walks through the American Cemetery and Memorial in Manilla.
It is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world.
Dad was a WWII Vet who served in the Pacific. 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 11th Airborne Division.
Although he rarely spoke of his war memories, an anecdote would occasionally slip out. One Christmas, my eldest son received a large model of the U.S.S. Missouri. Dad picked up the box and very quietly said to his three grandsons, “I once stood on that ship.”
Only then, over fifty years after the fact and after much prodding from my children, did we, his family, learn that he had been selected to be part of the Honor Guard that escorted General MacArthur to the U.S. S. Missouri for the Japanese surrender ceremony.
All we have of freedom, all we use or know –
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, 1899
Only the dead will know the end of the war.