Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

I can't believe it is Memorial Day weekend already. I would like to thank all the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States. This is the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard. They have all put their own lives on the line to make sure we are all safe everyday. I would also like to thank the families of the people in the Armed Forces for believing in them to do what they are doing for our country.

I also want to thank the men and women that have lost their lives serving for our country. Here in Arlington National Cemetery there are 400,000 graves of men and women that have lost their lives protecting our country. There are some headstones with no names on them it is the unknown soldiers. Hundreds of soldiers walk through 70 sections of the cemetery to place an American flag by each headstone on Memorial Day weekend. To the families that have lost their loved ones I am deeply sorry for you loss.

Yesterday Drew and I took a drive down to Illinois to put flowers and the flag by my dad's grave. I have not been down there in a very long time. It was so nice to go and do this for my dad. My dad served in the Army during the Korean up rise. My dad is buried next to his mom, dad and sister. In September my dad will have passed away sixteen years ago. I still miss him to this day and I will always miss him.

Drew's dad was also in the Army he was in the Vietnam war. The first time I went to go and meet his mom and dad the first thing I noticed was the Army flag flying on the flag pole when I pulled in the driveway. I thought that was great. It is the American flag on top and then the Army flag below it.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone and please be safe this weekend and enjoy it with your families!♥


OrbsCorbs said...

Thank you, THB. And THANK YOU to all men and women, past and present, who have served our country.

SER said...

In the olden days, Toad will remember, on Memorial Day weekend all drivers turned their headlights on in respect for the military.

The whole neighborhood flew the American Flag on their homes, today you’re lucky to see one in a block.

To day people only worry about what they are going to put on the grill.

OrbsCorbs said...

I don't remember the headlights on tradition. Maybe I'll run with my lights on today.

Tender Heart Bear said...

SER- I do remember my dad doing that when I was younger down in Illinois. I don't have to worry about turning my headlights on today because they go on automatic.

I know what you are talking about with people cooking out today. That is all I do hear at work and not about the service people.