Monday, May 26, 2014

parley view parsnip... Memorial Day

 Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have 
died in our national service.
I wonder how many people today know this ?
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It seems today Memorial Day is known as the start of summer, driving to the beach or mountains or a day to barbeque.
I think the barbeque tradition started started years ago, that after watching a parade in town, a flag cermony, or putting flags on the graves of our veterans... you had family over to enjoy the rest of the day.
I am not sure when it became a day for sales to buy appliances, furniture 
and cars but it did.
This day commemorates all women and men, who have died in military service 
for the United States.
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appreciative. . . parsnip
music. . . The Stars Spangled Banner


15 comments:

  1. Excellent thoughts for the day. Breathtaking shots!

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  2. Beautiful sky shots Gayle and fitting photographs for a time of remembering.

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  3. We honor all the humans and animals who sacrificed their lives in service.
    Because of them, we get to enjoy BBQ and shopping and all. Beautiful photos.
    Happy Memorial Day xoxo

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    1. Yes your are right, I forgot to say animals too.
      Plus because of them, we can enjoy our freedom to BBQ or even shopping.

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  4. And what dramatic skies for this day, almost alarmingly so.

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  5. Beautiful photos--somehow fitting for today!

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  6. Corporate America is out of control. Love your thoughts and photos.

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  7. Always feel sad about the beautiful young men and women who never got to live out their full lives.
    War is a tragedy of vast proportions - something politicians should think pretty hard about.

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  8. Memorial Day is a big deal for me and I am determined to make it so for others. I was MC at our school assembly on Friday.

    It was also a glorious spring weekend, and that's worth celebrating, too, I think.

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  9. I like to go to Mass on Memorial Day. The soldiers who died for our freedom deserve, at the very least, prayer along with our endless gratitude.

    It is sickening to see how Memorial Day has, for so many Americans, turned from a day of remembrance into an excuse for an extended booze up.

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  10. I think part of the change came about when the date for Memorial Day was changed from May 30 to the last Monday in the month, just to make a more "convenient" three-day weekend of it. (I'm stubborn. I'll be mentioning Memorial Day on the 30th.)

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  11. Thanks for the gorgeous photos! Hope you had a nice Memorial Day. I hugged my soldier all day.

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  12. You're right. It's become the opening of summer, loaded
    with all kinds of sales and good buying deals.

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