Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day observing a National Moment of Remembrance

No matter where you are.  No matter what you are doing.  Please stop at 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day and observe a National Moment of Remembrance  with a minute of silence or listening to taps to pay respect to all of those which died in combat service on behalf of America to gain and preserve the very freedoms we enjoy.

Sixty seconds, that is all that is asked of each and every American. 

60 little seconds of silence to say thanks for
 (without sending or receiving a text message either)

Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Religion
Freedom to Petition
Freedom to Assemble
Freedom of the Press

Do even more by flying your American Flag at half mast until noon.
 (please see American Flag Code link below. It's an interesting read.
You might be surprised about that flag tablecloth and napkins.)

Read more about Memorial Day at the links below.

Thank you combat veterans past and present.

First and Third photos credit unknown


Kathysue said...

Sometimes I think we do take our freedom for granted. Thank you for the reminder. Happy long weekend to you, Kathysue

Simple Daisy said...

What a lovely post! thanks for sharing and caring:)

Privet and Holly said...

BEAUTIFUL. It is so important to honor those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy the freedoms that we do. I will most definitely follow all of your advice, above. Happy Memorial Day! xx P&H

Lady Grey said...

Beautifully written. Thank you for the reminder.

rjerdee said...

Amen!!! Will do!!!!

the old boathouse said... the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them...Lest we Forget.

Unknown said...

what a beautiful post.....yes......we need to take the time to thank them for our freedom.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Thanks for the nice compliments.....I am so flattered that Anne featured my blog...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my...that last photo of that darling little man with the soldier...that is so moving. Thank you dear reader for coming so QUICKLY! I JUST POSTED! Have a lovely weekend, remembering your loved ones and reflecting on our freedoms.

Fondly, ANita

Arabella said...

Well said. So many forget what holidays are really's just another day off of work.

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours.


Anne Lorys said...

Absolutely! Well said.
It's so important to pay homage to all those brave men and women who gave their lives to keep us safe.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Lovely tribute to those who fought to protect their families and country.

We have two days of remembrance in australia.. Australia Day in April and Remembrance Day in Nov.. and also observe a minute's silence...

As Katherine said.. our ode is..
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them." Lest We Forget

It always makes me a little teary...

Have a lovely weekend xx Julie

VS said...

Oh yes...I most certainly will!!! Thank you for the lovely post to remind us all what this National Holiday is about.
Happy Memorial Day my friend.

Anne Lorys said...

Wonderful post!
Sixty seconds is such a small sacrifice to make.

Have a great week!

Rose West said...

Happy Memorial Day! Thanks for this post - I am so thankful for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Thanks for the reminder for today, we should show our gratitude everyday we have the most wonderful freedoms.
Happy Memorial Day!

Hamptontoes said...

My flag is flying and I'm mindful of why I have my freedom. Great post!

La Dolfina said...

Absolutely Rita... Thank you for this post and for bloggers like you and Kellie for reminding us that Freedom is not Free and we are so blessed to be Americans.
I love you!!
Happy Memorial Day

Cashon&Co said...

that last image LITERALLY brought tears to my eyes. A little boy trying to be a man losing his father. oh my. that brings home the point of today's holiday, doesn't it? I like the 3:00 silence. I will do that with my family today.

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