Sunday, May 27, 2007

Memorial Day

While Memorial day normally marks the beginning of summer with celebrations and grilling out with friends and family, this weekend I am reminded of the many families that have lost hubands, fathers, sons, wives, mothers, and daughters. I want this weekend to be about showing respect for those fallen soldiers who have given up all of their tomorrows.

Carmella LaSpada is executive director of the White House Commission on Remembrance which was set up by Congress in 2000, and urges Americans to remember and honor the true spirit and purpose of Memorial Day:

"The national Moment of Remembrance is a time for Americans to contemplate those things that bind us together by remembering the legacy of those who died to better our country... We encourage all Americans, no matter where they are and what they are doing, at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to stop and give thanks [via a moment of silence, or something symbolic like ringing a bell]."


Monica said...

Thanks for being the first poster! ;)

And yes...we do need to remember what this weekend is about. I've already discussed it with my kids so they know it's not just about having a day off from school.

Lisagh said...

Rest assured this sentiment of remembrance and respect reaches far beyond your borders... thank you for posting this.

She Who Waits... said...

Here here! God bless those in uniform now, and those who bravely wore them in the past.

tongue in cheek said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. Go bless your husband and those around him.

patti_cake said...

Yes I did remember to give thanks for those who lost their lives and are fighting for the freedoms we enjoy. I hope everyone remembered that Memorial Day isn't just about grilling out and having fun. Have a good Tuesday!

The Kept Woman said...

Everyday I think about not only those who have given their lives but those who are over there. Thank you for sharing your hubby with all of us!