Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day











Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
  ~Carl Sandburg

it's not about mattress sales and BBQ

19 comments:

jabblog said...

Very telling photos.

DJan said...

Very nice gathering of Memorial Day photos to remind us all of the true meaning of this day. Blessings to you and yours.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Great photos. As much as I love a good sale when I need something, it always irks me to see commerce driven by a holiday that should be taken with so much more reverence.

kenju said...

Those photos make my heart wrench - just as it did yesterday when on TV I saw the latest group from Ft. Bragg getting ready to leave. Seeing the wives, parents and children was heart-breaking.

Sylvia K said...

I remember all too clearly sending my husband off to Vietnam and wondering if I would ever see him again and was thankful that I was pregnant! This day is most definitely about more than sales and BBQ, particularly in the world we live in today. Have a good day, Dianne!

Sylvia

Akelamalu said...

If only they could ALL come home.

Ron said...

Dianne, what a TOUCHING post!

Beautiful, dear lady!

Thank you for sharing.

Happy Memorial Day to you and the gang!

Please give Hope a hug for me, okay?

X

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photos.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Linda Reeder said...

Homecoming, the best part of war. As another said, if only they could all come home.
It is those who didn't that we honor today, at the cemetaries.
And yet they would tell you that what they fought for was our freedom and our American way of life. That way of life depends on capitalism. So honor, yes, but shop and buy, I guess so too. You just won't find me at the mall.

Mike said...

Bring 'em home.

Au and Target said...

Terrific pics. And quote. I loathe wars.

Linda said...

Ah, if only.

Thank you for this post to remind people what it's really all about; I've been pushing it all weekend but not sure if it did any good or not. I can only hope that even one person said "Oh yea, it's a lot more than the official start of summer!" Sheesh.

Daryl said...

there's never been a good war or a bad peace ...

Hilary said...

Beautiful collection, Dianne.. these homecomings are so joyous.

Knight said...

It's hard to forget what it's really about here what with all the men wandering around in various uniforms. I saw people buying drinks for many a solider and sailor this weekend.

HermanTurnip said...

Being a military veteran, these photos brought a smile to my face. Thanks!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I love these heartwarming photos!
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OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WONDERFUL pictures for a Day we need to Remember!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful photos -- even way past the holiday, the message never goes out of style.

We're on the road and today's the first evening I've had time and a good connection at the same time. Caught up on three or four of your posts -- the midia whores one was priceless. Loved it.