Remember the reason for the holiday

Heffeweizen 2011/05/28 02:55:32
For many, Memorial day is just a long weekend meant for BBQ's and family gatherings. For those of us who have served and know brothers and sisters in arms who have been wounded and who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, it is something very different. It's a day we remember the fallen. Please take a moment or two over the weekend and remember the fallen and the sacrifice they made to ensure our Country continues to be free.

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  • Concerned Citizen 2011/05/28 03:08:06
    Concerned Citizen
    May every American stop and give a prayer of thanks, for all of our brave soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice,.......FOR EACH OF US!!!

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  • BrianD3 2011/10/01 14:23:28
    ANY and every day are good for remembering remembering
  • Heffewe... BrianD3 2011/10/01 14:24:10
    Thanks for the share!
  • BrianD3 Heffewe... 2011/10/01 14:25:39
    thanks for serving!
  • DJL 2011/06/01 05:28:23
  • Dave 2011/05/31 20:41:21
  • J Montana 2011/05/31 17:09:10
    J Montana
    Thank you for protecting Our Country!

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  • Kara 2011/05/30 20:37:39 (edited)
    Thank you for posting this.

    posting rs God bless our Veternans
  • luigi1- in god we trust 2011/05/29 12:50:52
    luigi1- in god we trust
    God bless America, again. god bless america flag
  • Dave Brewster 2011/05/29 04:59:45
    Dave Brewster
    As a Veteran of the Navy and Army, this holiday is very emotional for me.
  • Heffewe... Dave Br... 2011/05/29 13:13:34
    Thanks for your service!
  • holly go lightly 2011/05/29 04:20:49
    holly go lightly
    They will never be forgotten. forgotten never forget
  • fll 2011/05/29 03:56:52
    I do remember and took the time to explain its true meaning, and importance to my son, earlier. I want him to grow up honoring, and respecting our brave soldiers who have done so much for us, as well as their families!
  • Heffewe... fll 2011/05/29 13:15:48
  • AlexanderMontalvo 2011/05/29 01:23:35
    Yes, remember the reason for this National Holiday!
  • rightside 2011/05/29 01:14:26
    WOW! Soldiers always bring a tear to my eyes.
    Beautiful song! I want to do this at church, maybe on the 4th.
    WOW! Its just so ..... WOW!
  • sky blue pink - American 2011/05/28 23:58:18
    sky blue pink - American
    I most definately will. Thank you, for all you have done.
    Have a great evening !
  • JuJu1 2011/05/28 23:55:33
  • Dave Br... JuJu1 2011/05/29 05:05:09
    Dave Brewster
    Heartfelt video. It got to me.
  • JuJu1 Dave Br... 2011/05/29 12:00:19
    I was very moved by this video as well. Just wanted to share it.
  • van907 2011/05/28 22:44:13
  • van907 2011/05/28 22:42:21
    Great video and thanks for posting! I always give thanks to all who have and still are serving out country! Thank you!! I also remember my loved ones who have passed, they are remembered every day of my life..not Just Memorial Day.
  • Allbiz - PWCM - JLA 2011/05/28 22:18:53
    Allbiz - PWCM - JLA
    I was taught this prayer when I was in basic training over 50 years ago.

    I saw a soldier kneeling down,
    for this was the first quiet place he had found.
    He had traveled through jungles, rivers and mud.
    His hands were scared and toil-warned.

    He folded his hands and looked to the sky...
    I saw his tears, as they welled in his eyes.
    He spoke to God, and this is what he said.
    God Bless my men, who now lie dead;

    I know not what You have in mind,
    but when You judge, please be kind....
    when they come before You, they will be poorly dressed
    but will walk proudly, for they have done their best.

    Their boots will be muddy and their clothes all torn...
    but these clothes they have so proudly worn.
    Their hearts will be still and cold inside,
    for they have fought their best and did so with pride.

    So please take care of them as they pass Your way...
    the price of freedom they've already paid.


  • Drew~PWCM~JLA~ 2011/05/28 19:56:26
    That is why we fly the flag every year. It is why we remember those that gave everything and those that have served honorably. It is why we salute the flag at every parade and sporting event.

    My family honors the veterans from all conflicts including those that fought for the South.
  • D.C.Willis 2011/05/28 18:57:12
    As a Vet. of The U.S. Army I would like to thank all of the members of our armed forces, both past and present. It was an honor and a privilege to have served with you.
  • Heffewe... D.C.Willis 2011/05/28 20:37:10
    Thanks for your service!
  • D.C.Willis Heffewe... 2011/05/28 23:42:24
    You are welcome!
  • D.C.Willis D.C.Willis 2011/05/28 23:42:40
    You are welcome!
  • Cold Wa... D.C.Willis 2011/05/28 21:14:53
    Cold Warrior
    And thank you!
  • carriefan13 2011/05/28 18:22:03
  • Anna E 2011/05/28 17:09:11
    Anna E
    I'm Canadian and our memorial day is Nov 11, but I have and had American relatives who have served. I remember.
  • Heffewe... Anna E 2011/05/28 17:10:19
  • Cold Wa... Anna E 2011/05/28 21:20:59
    Cold Warrior
    And Americans need to do a better job not only remembering our own who made the ultimate sacrifice, and why, but our allies who stood with us in some of the darkest days of history and fought for a just cause. Our so called news media does a lousy job (mostly because of ideological bias) of ever reporting that fact. And in all modern conflicts Canadian Armed Forces and other allies, have been there with us. Thank God.
  • Anna E Cold Wa... 2011/05/28 23:49:01
    Anna E
    Thank you. :) Well stated.
  • Tink123 2011/05/28 16:55:44

    We owe our liberty and lives to the brave, devoted heroes - both fallen and living - that have happily dedicated their honor, integrity, families and lives to serving their Constitution, Country, fellow countrymen and posterity without even once second-guessing the sacrifices they've made in the name of Liberty.
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    A simple thank you just isn't enough to offer those who've selflessly sacrificed everything so that we may enjoy the most basic human right that much of the world never truly experiences -- Freedom.
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    This Memorial Day - we honor America's Finest, from the bottom of our hearts - Thank You, we'll Never Forget what you've done and continue to do for U.S.!
  • Cold Warrior 2011/05/28 16:26:35 (edited)
    Cold Warrior
    For over two hundred and thirty years now, they've answered America's call.
    They marched into open fields and won our freedom with a musket and bayonet.
    In two world wars they preserved our liberty and that of millions around the world.
    They've answered every threat with the same resolve and courage.
    No politician making speeches or policy ever won us anything.
    It has always been a tired, dirty, hungry and scared rifleman who has marched towards the sound of the guns, and paid dearly for every freedom our nation has today.

    God Bless you and rest in peace
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  • FUS RO DAH! 2011/05/28 15:13:47
    Memorial day is just another day to me
  • Chi~Cat FUS RO ... 2011/05/28 15:54:07
  • Cold Wa... FUS RO ... 2011/05/28 16:16:49
    Cold Warrior
    Well too bad all those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and paid for your freedom, didn't just say today is no big deal, and went home like just another day.
  • FUS RO ... Cold Wa... 2011/05/28 16:32:15
    Look If you want to remember them you should remember them everyday not just one day of the year. Made the ultimate sacrifice, and paid for your freedom the military doesn't fight for freedom but for the government so people in power can get more powerful.
    War is fought for greed not freedom
  • Tink123 FUS RO ... 2011/05/28 17:16:28 (edited)
    Fortunately for you -- they'll continue to defend and preserve the Document which forces govt. to recognize your rights to be as unappreciative, disrespectful and childish as you choose - freely.

    And for the record, since you're obviously unaware of this -- Our Troops take an oath to protect and defend the CONSTITUTION against ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic. Not even the President of the United States can order them to defy their oaths, for they pledge no allegiance to the potus or the govt. They serve the document that requires the recognition of YOUR rights - even the ones you take for granted - NOT the govt.

    On that note - if you don't care then why did you post? Seems awfully childish to stir up trouble with those that DO appreciate our troops.

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