Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who died in military service for their country.
This first picture is of my Father In Law (on the left) who served in the Korean War. While he did not die in military service, I am sure he knew many who did.
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. ~Norman Schwarzkopf
The following is our very own Veterans Memorial in Greeley, CO. We are very close to it, and visit it often. My Father in-law's name is on it’s walls….
As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars. ~John M. McHugh
They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. ~Francis Marion Crawford
And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake
One of my favorite songs ever:
And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I gladly stand up . . next to you and defend her still today
Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA!
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