Sunday, May 27, 2007

Memorial Day

Bebo and I went to the Memorial Cemetery on Sunday to visit mom and dad’s grave. The flags were out, fluttering in the breeze from the rain that sprinkled the area. There’s something about being at a cemetery in the rain, umbrellas opened against the weeping sky. Yes, it’s as if the sky were crying too. This cemetery affects me more than any other, brings a lump to my throat as I read the names of the men and women buried there. WWII, Korea, Vietnam – the list continues up to our present war. Even though a majority of these people did not die in war, they gave their all for our security, the freedoms that we take for granted every day. Monday, in the United States, is Memorial Day. A day set aside to honor those who gave their lives in time of war. Take a moment to think about those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Daddy and Uncle Bill - I miss you.

11 comments:

Brandy said...

It is truly a time to honor those who have given ours, and other countries, so much. I'm not surprised the sky was crying.
May your Memorial day be peaceful.

Bernita said...

"Lest we forget...lest we forget."

Devon Ellington said...

It's important to take the time to remember -- both those we love and miss, and the unknown.

Dru said...

It's good to always remember.

Toni Anderson said...

well said Bailey. We mustn't forget the people who've fought for our freedom--which is also why we should use our freedom wisely.

Some people don't know how lucky they are :/

bebo said...

Yes, a day to remember that Freedom is never "free"....

Susan said...

Very eloquently stated, Bailey. Today is a day to take time to remember those who have fought and are now fighting for our freedom.

Jill said...

Lovely bittersweet post. Let's not ever forget.

Marty said...

Lovely post - today is not just about suntans and bbq. There are people protecting us now who need our thoughts and prayers.

Olga said...

Great post, Bailey. Like someone said, "They are alive while we still remember them."

Loreth Anne White said...

Poignant post, Bailey. Well said.