"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, May 26, 2008

Lest We Forget

Memorial Day, a day to honor our nation's fallen war soldiers, has become a nonchalant holiday relegated to the "official" beginning of summer vacation. When we as a nation forget the price paid for our freedoms, we are a nation sorely out of touch with our own history and the reason we can go about our daily lives in relative safety today.

Help Restore The Traditional Day of Observance of Memorial Day

Memorial Day History

The Pledge of Allegiance and Proper Display of our Flag

Enjoy our day with your family, but please don't forget our fallen heroes.


Terry said...

Dear Mrs. Mac, I was thinking of you and Pilot-Mom today as I remembered that it is Memorial Day and I for one want to thank you for your son who is fighting for freedom.
Yes it is more than fireworks and parties...it is about thanking God and thanking Him for the brave soldiers, and thanking Him for the Moms and Dads who have let them go, and praying to God for their safe return.
Bernie and I have our veranda full of American flags.
God bless your whole family Mrs. Mac...Love Terry

Sara said...

thinking of you and patrick today and thanking God for families like the macs. may patrick fall asleep tonight knowing he is loved, prayed for and appreciated.

Constance said...

I totally agree with your sentiments! It's disheartening to see the downward trend in patriotism in this country. I could blame today's youth but honestly, they are only a product of how they were raised!

Pat said...

People have come to think of Memorial day as a day off of work and a BBQ - we need to keep the observance of Memorial day real.
This is a great post..thanks!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Daughter,

Thank you for your very poignant blog about Memorial Day. You hit the nail on the head with your comment. We must always remember those who have gone before us and the wars they have fought to keep this nation free. Too many people today take everything this nation was founded on for granted. We must not let them do away with our very foundation - GOD. He should always remain as the core of our beliefs - otherwise we will fail as a nation......

As I've told you before, there is a book hidden deep inside of you and one of these days it will emerge. Daddy and I are so very proud of your writing....Keep up the good work.