Memorial Day 2009 Tribute
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Since Memorial Day IS for VETERANS, I thought it appropriate to post these images here. So for all our fallen, these are for you.

 

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:14_1_104: Because of them!

 

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Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#2

THANKS FOR THE ABOVE, M-1--

AS CAPTAIN OF OUR ''COLOR GUARD'', AMERICAN G.I. FORUM,

WE ARE GOING TO PRESENT "COLORS" AT A PROGRAM AT

11AM MONDAY HONORING OUR SPANISH AMERICAN VETS.

I WILL BE PROUD TO DO THIS. ROQUE,(ROCKY)--

 

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#3

We will never forget the sacrifices!!! :26_14_1::14_1_107v:

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#4

Without you , we would not be what we are today. We shall never forget you!

Thank you for your courage and your sacrifice! God Bless America :36_15_54:

 

Vee :26_12_4:

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#5

From Valley Forge to Afghanistan, and all points in between...Thank You All for making America what it is today...the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Your sacrifices will NEVER be forgotten.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS,

Jim

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#6

Thanks for posting, M.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#7

I stopped by the cemetery this morning to water the plants and check to make sure Dad got a new flag. It was a beautiful sparkling morning and I thought how I'd been coming here for 50 yrs - first as a small child after my grandparents died. I recall being there with Dad in the peaceful twilight, while he watered the flowers with Grandpa's old watering can (which I still have & treasure). 38 years ago I first planted flowers at my brother's grave - always red, white, and blue because he was born on the 4th of July. After Dad died, we kept that tradition which honored him as a Vet too. For Mumma, I added a plaque from Revelations: "And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more sorrow, nor crying, nor shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away" and also Diamond Frost flowers because she was indeed a "diamond".

 

Their sacrifices & goodness accrued only to them - not to us, but by honoring them, it's a reminder to incorporate some of their great attributes within ourselves. Gratitude is really one of the most important human emotions and I wish it was more encouraged in this generation. Too many people act as if they just sprang up out of the ground on their own power, believing they're simply entitled to everything. Recognition of our deep indebtedness for all the love, sacrifices, & hard work & thankfulness for the resulting strength, grace, and wisdom - this is what should awaken a sincere appreciation & wonder that they were present on the earth.

 

On Memorial Day, I'll attend outdoor Mass in the cemetery. If you've never been to a Memorial day service - I urge you to go. It's such a beautiful & moving experience. I'll be thanking God for each & every Veteran - on earth & in heaven for what they've done for us.

 

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#8

206thmpco--

Monday AM when we,(COLOR GUARD) are posting

 

The COLORS. I will think of you and your dad.

Rocky, WW 11 Vet.

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#9

Thank you, Rocky! You are THE BEST!!!

 

mary ann

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#10

Well,,, The next two weekends are very special. It's a time to put our hands together and honor those left behind many years ago, and those who are puting it on the line today. My flag is up and I get a chill every time I see it flapping wildly in the breeze. I hope I'm not coming off as too Maudlin, but each year there are fewer flags being displayed. I'm not living in the past, just trying to remember it.

 

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