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    Memorial Day

    While I have several family members who have served in the armed forces (DH, 3 brothers, father, FIL, and step-father), I recognize how fortunate I am that they came home safely.

    I simultaneously mourn and sincerely am grateful for those who sacrificed their lives as well as their families who have had to live with their loss.

    If any of you have lost loved ones in service to the country, I am thinking of you today, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I simultaneously mourn and sincerely am grateful for those who sacrificed their lives as well as their families who have had to live with their loss.

    If any of you have lost loved ones in service to the country, I am thinking of you today, too.

    Beautifully said. Ditto these sentiments.
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    Fortunately, no one in my family died in conflict. All my uncles came home feom WWII ok. They were Mavy men.when my cousin got a low draft number for vietnam the uncles pit their heads together and reccomended this cousin sign up to go into to Navy, and that seemed to work ok.

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    Someone was setting off fireworks in my complex last night. I don't consider Memorial Day a fireworks holiday. Multiple people on FB, across the country, reported the same thing in their neighborhoods.

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    Until I was around 10, my grandmother still referred to it as decoration day. I have a gold star flag in my living room at the old house from her brother dying during basic training in WW2 (know the story, if it happened today, the Sargent would end up courtmartialed and in jail). Her husband and other brother came back with health issues that shortened their lives. We always decorated the graves and when I was 25, the woman that I went on to propose to, was shocked that I didn't know, or go camping or to the lake on Memorial day.
    I would have been slapped if I had wished someone "happy" memorial day, not what it was about.

    What was allowed, and I normally watched the heavier stuff, and then the family might watch the lighter stuff, was the old war movies.
    Start with things like to Hell and back (the Audey Murphy story)
    Midway
    Mr. Roberts
    and finally working my way to There's no time for Sargents, with the toilet salute.
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    okay----memmoriall day is when REAL men get out and DRIVE ta the lake to catch fish so they can feed their FAMILY! Yup. (see photo) but yeah---we're also sposta honor those who served, supposedly to pertect freedom(ha), like this ol' gal--Loretta Houlikowski,(see photo) who served 10 seasons in Korrea. So anyway----i refused to serve, on account of my beliefs. hope that helps you some.2024-05-27 (3).jpg2024-05-27 (4).jpg2024-05-27 (4).jpg

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