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Memorial Day







Memorial Day isn't only a day to party and eat hotdogs and potato salad. Memorial Day is a day to honor the war dead, also. It's a day of remembrance, of meditation of all who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.

May 30, 1868 was the official date given by the commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, General John Logan. On this day the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers were honored at the Arlington National Cemetery.

On May, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson, made Waterloo, N.Y. the official birthplace for Memorial Day.

I rented The Thin Red Line, Patton, Tora! Tora! Tora! and The Longest Day. Watch these movies so you can see what price Americans paid in blood, for America and its people.

D-Day
D-Day

And here are two of my patriotic web pages, in honor
To our men and women in uniform, past, present and future.
And:
Memorial Day D-Day.

American Revolution
American Civil
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War
Iraq War

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae 1872-1918

Happy and Safe Memorial Day wishes from!
Playgirl and the 2 toy poodles, Mickey and Jewely

Comments

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jerris_darkrun_
May. 30th, 2004 09:55 pm (UTC)
That's an INCREDIBLE post...thank you for sharing!!
playgirl
May. 31st, 2004 02:22 am (UTC)
Thank you.

We must all bring out to the public,
during holiday's such as Memorial Day,
what it truly means. It means that
countless men and women have died
for this country. They have suffered
horrific deaths, for all the American
people.

It pains me to see on the net, snot-nosed
brats, taking so lightly, how EXACTLY
it has all come about, this thing called
FREEDOM. The price that has been paid for
it has been in blood.
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playgirl
May. 31st, 2004 02:16 am (UTC)
Thank you.
We as Americans, must never let patriotism die.
If we do, then America will die.
_katido
May. 30th, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC)
amen to that!
playgirl
May. 31st, 2004 02:24 am (UTC)
Thank you, vanillakate.
And happy and safe Memorial Day!
blujay_
May. 31st, 2004 12:07 am (UTC)
This is a very thoughtful way of acknowledging Memorial Day, You have reminded me how proud I am to be an American.

Happy and Safe Memorial Day Weekend for you too.
playgirl
May. 31st, 2004 02:29 am (UTC)
America isn't perfect, but it sure comes close to it.
I am proud to be an American, too, and have to pinch
myself ever-so-often, to see if it's true that I live
in this Nation, under God.

Our soldiers, past, present and future, have been, are,
and will be, the backbone of this country.

Happy and safe Memorial Day, blujay!
prader
May. 31st, 2004 01:44 am (UTC)
Thank you.
playgirl
May. 31st, 2004 02:31 am (UTC)
You are more than welcomed, my dear prader.
And thank you!
Happy Memorial Day!
scotteiland
May. 31st, 2004 02:55 am (UTC)
I have a goofy Memorial Day Tradition.

I read the Gettysburg address out loud after breakfast.

It may seem stupid. But it's my grossly inadequate way to pause, reflect, and pray for the men who fight for us now...and the men who died to keep us free.

Thanks for the post playgirl. Hugs to you and Happy Memorial Day.

Semper Fi.
playgirl
May. 31st, 2004 03:14 am (UTC)
Not goofy at all.
The Gettysburg Address is among my favorites.
Here's a web page I created expecially for it.
Enjoy!
The Gettysburg Address

Here's wishing you and yours a happy and safe Memorial Day!
Semper Fi!
clamorouslies
Jun. 9th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
holy sluts batman! check it outtttt.
me.jpg
sup_sluts
whoa sexy icon
_riomaggiore
Jun. 13th, 2004 02:58 am (UTC)
...where have you been as of late? where have i been...???
keep posting.
playgirl
Jun. 18th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
Here I am
I don't know where I've been or where
you have been, but what's important
is that we FOUND eachother again!
Hugs!
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