Monday, May 31, 2010

Lest We Forget

All Gave Some ~ Some Gave All


Those who did give ALL are the heroes we are to honor and memorialize this Memorial Day. Veteran's Day coming in October will be to celebrate all veterans, past and present, certainly including those who serve now. But giving ALL means those men and women who have fallen while giving service to our country - our honored Dead. In 1868 it was initiated and was called Decoration Day - a special day to pay tribute to our patriots by decorating their graves with flowers, wreaths, and flags. I read yesterday that in Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D.C, that 1500 servicemen from all branches of our military, spent three hours placing U.S. flags on the 300,000 graves at that location. I know you've seen pictures of Arlington with row after row after row of those white crosses and spotted here and there the Star of David also. I believe also it is where the Unknown Soldier's grave is located where our President places the wreath on his grave as a representative of all Americans.
As I write this, I'm feeling so touched and overwhelmed really, that each American buried in some grave in our land and other lands, died fighting for freedom. Each of their lives mattered. Truly mattered. They each had hopes, dreams, feelings. They each were born of a mother, loved and mourned by a family and friends.
They gave ALL --- All of their tomorrows,
So that we could have our Todays --
Living in Freedom....
Now that sure humbles me - as I live in my little life - aggravated by small problems, depressed by large losses, giving in tiny gestures, but not giving much - certainly not All. The very least I can do is to write this to remind myself and others that these Fallen Americans thought we and our freedom and way of life were Worth It. Oh my goodness. Lord, it's so overwhelming. I know each of their lives meant something to You too. They must have believed that You died to make Men holy and they died to make Men free.
God, Family, Country, Freedom, Duty and their Sacred Honor -
And their precious blood, poured out for America's Freedom.
Surely our sacred duty is to acknowledge their sacrifices, honor their lives and appreciate what they were willing to give for us. If not today (tonight), then surely tomorrow.
I pray their lives and deaths will never be wasted. Thank you dear, generous countrymen. Thank you for this overwhelming gift.
God, please continue to Bless America,
Home of the Free
Because of the Brave...

Gratefully,
Cynthia K.





60 comments:

  1. Hi Cynthia, I am glad to see that you've posted again after being away for so long. Hope that you are finding peace and understanding for life and its losses and that you have a blissful and beautiful week ahead. Blessings, Tammy

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  3. Thank you for your tribute to Memorial Day...debbie

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  4. What a beautiful, touching and poignant post. Well said and a reminder for us all. Thank you for sharing! I agree completely! Thank you to all our service men and women who fought and fight still to protect us every day.

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  5. Hi Cynthia,
    I'm soo happy you stopped in for a visit !! I haven't seen you for awhile .. How wonderful, because it made me come see you too .. I LoVe this blog, and all your encouraging, and inspirational words .. Your heart is in the right place, and soo pure .. what a JoY you are ..

    Thanks soo much for the sweet kind words .. Made my night xo

    Here's wishing you a wonderful, happy, blessed week-end my friend ~
    BiG hugs ~tea~ xo

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  6. Just popping in to send you my best & wish you a beautiful weekend.

    Hugs, Marydon

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  7. What a great tribute to our brave soldiers!...Christine

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  8. What a great tribute to our brave soldiers!...Christine

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  9. Hi Cynthia,What a beautiful tribute. You write from your heart sincere and gracious it was a joy reading.Have a great day! Sincerely,Jonny

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  10. Hi Cynthia,
    I'm so happy you stopped by to say 'Hello!' Purple is a wonderful rich colour! You left a really sweet comment for which I thank you. Would love to have you join me for Tea Time sometime. I hope you're having a lovely week and please stop by again soon. Take care.

    Blessings,
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  11. Hello, I happened across your blog. what a wonderful tribute to our soilders. Thank you. Your blog is beautiful ♥

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  12. This is such a beautiful tribute Cynthia.
    Your posts are always so precious and heartfelt :)

    I wanted to say that I adore every single picture in your sidebar :)
    Thank you for visiting me and leaving your sweet comments....it's so nice to hear from you.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Big Hugs,
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  13. What a beautiful post, so meaningful and oh so touching.

    Happy I found your blog, I am a Texan too!

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