On this Memorial Day, I could spend all day directing you to the numerous excellent posts that are out there about honoring this day, or remembering the fallen.....so I have decided to point to just a very few posts/videos that I feel capture the true meaning of this 'holiday'.
I found two posts about fallen soldiers,one that is primarily a pictorial account, and I felt that they both seemed to embody the spirit and meaning of this day.I think sometimes when the fallen are reduced to just 'numbers' it can seem overwhelming, or we lost track of the fact that these are individual lives lost,lives which had a great deal of meaning to family and friends , and the loss leaves an irreplaceable hole for them, and their community.....and,I think, our country at large.
From Argghhh!!!The Home of Two of Jonah's Military Guys comes a several part posting on
"the impact on two families of the death of a soldier". I am putting a link to the third posting
because it has links in it to the first two posts,which I urge you to also read.
Kat at Yikes! emailed me a link to a video
Trish has a thoughtful post Click here: Yahoo! 360° - Trish's Blog - Never Forget.....
and Christopher Michel has an extemely good editorial on Military.com
I especially like his urging to "honor the dead by supporting the living." So, on this Memorial Day, I'm once again going to urge you to check out the links I have to some of the organizations supporting the troops......
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