To all of our soldiers Happy Memorial Day.
This is not just a day off or vacation it’s about remembering all who have fought for our freedoms we enjoy everyday
Since we haven’t done a Top Sites Tuesday for a couple weeks I thought since we have internet for today this would be a great time for everyone to join in and add a link to their Memorial day post- if you have done one.
Please leave a link in the comments to your blog post.
As I mentioned in my last post we hope to be home next week 🙂
This is the time of year that we thank all of our military for their service and for everything they give up for their country.
My father and many members of my family have been in and are in the military.
I know everyone is glad to have a day off and are ready to have the big BBQ and a ton of fun to start off this summer but let’s not forget one of the most important things to do first.
First, I think we should all take a moment and pray for those that are in harms way in our armed services and then for those that have done their service and for those that have passed away in the line of duty for their country.
I usually stop by the services at home and watch the speech and honor guard do the ceremony, it’s seems as though I watch it every year I still get that little lump in the throat as they play the national anthem.
I am sure many who have been with the BlogDumps community have heard this before but this song is so appropriate for this holiday. Since I am out of the country I am kind of bummed I can’t raise my BlogDumps flag on the site.
Have a great and safe holiday weekend!
Wolfbernz and Trina
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Quick Wiki: Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.
For those of us in the US this weekend is a 3 day holiday. Sure it was originally intended to commemorate and remember fallen soldiers, now it commemorates the true beginning of Summer.
We live near Ocean City, Maryland, a very popular tourist location. People from everywhere seem to go through here to get to the beach to party and enjoy the sun and waves. Starting on Memorial day, locals can expect worse traffic, grumpy tourists, and longer lines at the grocery stores.
I know, it sounds a little negative, but things here are slow. Tourists don’t seem to understand that. They come from their big cities and express ways to our 25mph zones and two lane roads – they get frustrated. Sometimes I just want to tell them “It’s ok to go slower, you are on vacation after all.”
The best part is all the awesome seasonal restaurants open back up this weekend and the hidden local beaches are normally left alone. One of our family favorites is Assateague Island. You can watch the “wild” horses roam while you enjoy a nice swim or some sunbathing. If you have the proper tags and four-wheel drive you can even drive out on the beach – no lugging all the stuff you packed – simply drive out, park, and have fun!
On another note, last week’s Top Sites Tuesday was great, I loved the theme and got to visit some awesome blogs. It’s amazing how wonderful some blogs are and they’ve just been left to sit there. The Top Sites this week were:
TGIF Everyone! Have an awesome weekend!
Well, as you all know, I live in a resort area where EVERYONE has to be on holidays! It is very crowded on all the main roads around here – I am just glad I know all the back farm roads so I can get around…lol
We need to remember the reason we have this holiday – besides going to the beach or whatever it is that people do on holidays…
This is an important day! This is the day we remember all those that came before us and gave their lives for our freedoms and way of life, liberty, equality and justice.
So during the day take a moment and reflect on someone you know.. We all know someone in the military or who was in the military… say a prayer for them to keep them safe and sound. Even if it’s someone that has passed just reflect on what this day is really about.
Happy Memorial Day
The top sites Tuesday check in post will be up this afternoon about 1:pm Eastern time.
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