Friday, May 22, 2015

Honoring Those Who Paid The Ultimate Price When Serving Our Country




 A fellow blogger posted this photo and I really liked it. We need to teach our children and grandchildren the significance, importance and difference between these two nationally observed days of remembrance and thankfulness. 



When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast in 2003, the Old Guard from Fort Meyer in Arlington, Virginia on duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery were told their guard duty could be relaxed during the hurricane storm. These young soldiers refused to scale down their honor guard and continued to perform their duty throughout the pounding storm.  These young soldiers guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 24/7, 365 days a year. Their love of country and sense of duty, honor, country are most evident. Their ceremony is most impressive and patriotic indeed. I always watch with my hand over my heart.

A day of remembrance of our brave men and women who served our nation is important! Teach your children and grandchildren about these two important days.

God bless America! 







Meredith

12 comments:

  1. I love these pictures. We saw the changing of the guard a few years ago. It truly impacted me. Tears were flowing. It's such a beautiful and near-holy thing to see. I think everyone should see it at least once. Thank you, Meredith.

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  2. Hi Meredith, what a lovely tribute. Joining you in grattitude of the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our allied forces and their families.

    Hugs
    Roz

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  3. Mere,,,,,HOW LOVELY,,,THANKS


    L.

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  4. Meredith, thanks so much for this post. I understand the distinction of the two days better now.
    There is a group of women in my state who raise money for flags and visit cemeteries so that the grave of every serviceman has a flag. They are always working especially hard in May.
    Ella

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  5. Such a good reminder of what this day really means! It's more than just a day off!

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  6. Hi Meredith, thank you for such a beautiful post. I think nobody should forget how important and dangerous working in the armed forces can be, and accordingly, those who died while serving and those who served should be honoured.

    hugs

    Nina

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  7. Absolutely beautiful tribute Mere! Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  8. I consider my family and myself beyond blessed to be citizens of the United States of America. God bless those families who have lost loved ones in the service of our country. God bless America.
    Meredith, thank you for sharing this.
    SSB

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  9. Happy Memorial Day! We spent the morning placing flags at the battlefield. Trying to explain the small tombstones, kinda had for the kids to understand unknown soldiers. Thank you for sharing the first picture, I'm always surprised when people do not understand the difference.

    Hugs

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  10. This was a great post, Meredith! :) I especially liked the first "What's the Difference" one. I bet a lot of people get confused. Thank you for sharing. Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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  11. Thanks M-

    Having raised my two children in Va. this was always one of their favorite places to visit in D.C. I've been there so many times and always get teary eyed thinking how fortunate we are to be in this country. Sometimes it seems as if its in a mess, but we're still free and beautiful.

    del

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  12. Having a son in the Army and a sister in the Navy, my heart swells at these pictures. It's a true act of submission to me. To your country, you offer your life.

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