Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day: Remembering Those Past

A political cartoon in the paper this morning . . .

Memorial Day is a day to remember our ancestors and soldiers who have served in peacetime and war . My mother faithfully delivers flowers on this day to all the family graves in Tacoma. I did this once with her and it was a wonderful experience. 

Memorial Day is also a time for celebrating the present with family and friends. My son is off camping with his young family in California woods somewhere today. No family here in eastern Washington, so my husband and I will enjoy a day off from normal work activity and maybe take a bike ride this afternoon with friends if the weather permits.  

Hope your day is as pleasant!


8 comments:

  1. Didn't they call Memorial Day 'Remembrance Day' for a while? That cartoon is right on point! I hope your day is a good one!

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    1. We have Rememberance Day in Australia on November 11 to commemorate the end of the first world war. Is that what you are thinking of?

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  3. The Australian equivalent is ANZAC Day on April 25. It is arguably our most signficant non-religious holiday. I am incredibly grateful for those who have given their lives to protect us.

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  4. That cartoon is spot on. I like it a lot.

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  5. Sounds like you had a nice day.

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  6. Your mother sounds like a lovely person. Great post.

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  7. Thank you for your comments! We all seem to be on the same wave length. It's so easy to forget. I'm thankful for holidays that help us remember.

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