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Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

29/05/2017

“Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.”  Richard Watson Gilder

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

What do you know about Memorial Day ? On this special day of remembrance, we attend services, we give thanks for our servicemen/women, we join the parade, we eat and reminisce about the lives of loved ones or strangers lost, we honor those who made it home, our sons and daughters in the forces, our friends and family; yet, we must never forget that war is a temporary solution to peace, not the answer. Families who’ve lost loved ones carry the pain of loss for the rest of their lives. We must seek peaceful options and spare lives. Peaceful efforts must shape our daily interactions as we work together to mitigate the hatred, greed, and confusion that often lead nations on the path to war. As we hunker down today with friends and family, let’s also remember those who continue to struggle with the aftermaths of war.

What are the Facts? Memorial Day is celebrated annually on the last Monday of May and dedicated to the memory of fallen American men and women who died in all wars and armed conflicts. Initially created to honor northern soldiers who died in the Civil War, it became a way to remember those who died in World War I, II and then all wars. In 1971, it was declared a national holiday in the USA. Every year, we pause to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice – service men/women who gave up their lives so the rest of us might live. Each casualty of war or MIA leaves behind loved ones, family members, and memories of what could have been… Many who came home, arrived with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health issues. Some remain paralyzed and/or damaged by the memories and impact of being in a war zone. How do we ever forget? How can we help?

 

On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.” Eric Burdon

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

How can we be of help? Who do we reach for support? We can offer pockets of hope by encouraging people to share information on resources available to our  surviving servicemen/women and their loved ones. Support the efforts of those who are thriving and those who are struggling. Hope keeps survivors fighting to stay alive and comes in many forms; through grace, the kindness of people and opportunities to heal. Hope comes in the form of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, TAPS, which was created in 1994 by Bonnie Carroll after the tragic death of her husband, Brig. Gen Tom Carroll, in a plane crash. TAPS offers a variety of resources to the loved ones/family of military staff. They provide comprehensive care including services and programs such as peer based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources. They give help, hope and healing to families who have lost a loved one/family member. Their toll-free hot line is: 1-800-509-TAPS (8277).

 

The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for April/May 2017 are:

 

APRIL

04/03 –    6 International Day of Sport, 7 World Health Day
04/10 –    9 Palm Sunday, 11 Start of Passover, 14 Good Friday
04/17 –    16 Easter,  22 Earth Day,
04/24 –    24 Remembrance Day

MAY

05/01  – May Day, World Lyme Day, 02 National Teacher Day, 03 World Press Freedom, 04 National Day of Prayer,
05 Cinco De Mayo, 06 Kentucky Derby
05/14 –  14 Mothers Day, 20 Armed Forces Day
05/21 –  22 International Biological Diversity, 24 National Brother Day, 25 Ascension, 27 Ramadan starts
05/28 – 29 Memorial Day, 31 World No Tobacco Day

 

 

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“Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o’er, sleep the sleep that knows not breaking, dream of battled fields no more. Days of danger, nights of waking.” Sir Walter Scott

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

 

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

Motivation Mondays: Honoring Memorial Day

For those battling depression, post traumatic stress disorders and/or feeling suicidal, both Hopeline and AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provide great resources and immediate help to veterans and their families. Hopeline was started in 1998 by Reese Butler after the death of his wife, Kristin, by suicide. His goal has remained “to offer HOPE and the option to LIVE to those in the deepest emotional pain.” AFSP has been involved in several suicide prevention initiatives and provides groundbreaking research, educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and important policy work. It advocates for policies and legislation at all levels of government bringing awareness and change to the subject of suicide prevention. Toll-free number is National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

 The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) complements the work of the AFSP by providing prevention support, training, and resources to help organizations and individuals develop their own suicide prevention programs. The goal is to develop and evaluate centers and programs to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP). Another terrific group offering hope is Humanity Healing International, a non-profit which creates projects for change, healing and the pursuit of peace by encouraging active participation to grow local communities and restore personal dignity to people globally. As you celebrate Memorial Day, please keep in mind all those in need of comfort and share this information with all. Thank you!

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129 Comments leave one →
  1. Jay Colby permalink
    29/05/2017 7:23 am

    Happy Memorial Day. This is great information to support our veterans.

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  2. Gina Ritchie permalink
    29/05/2017 3:19 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I think to often people lose sight of what the day is really about. It becomes more about the BBQs and gatherings.

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  3. Jessica@HappilyHughes permalink
    29/05/2017 3:22 pm

    Memorial Day is not about a 3-day weekend or bbqs and picnics, and we need to make sure that the real reason for Memorial Day gets passed along. I think we as a country need to do more for our military and assist those who have come back from battle wounded not only physically but mentally as well. We also always have to remember those who gave all.

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  4. Ana De-Jesus permalink
    29/05/2017 3:51 pm

    I think that memorial day is a wonderful way to honour the fallen who died for your country. I hope that you had a good one? x

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  5. Amber permalink
    29/05/2017 4:42 pm

    Memorial Day is so important. I always tell my kids that they wouldn’t have the freedoms they do were it not for the heroes that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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  6. raisingyourpetsnaturally permalink
    29/05/2017 5:18 pm

    Great post. I think we sometimes forget the meaning behind our holidays. Especially as we get older and new generations are born. Thanks for this Memorial Day post.

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  7. Robin Rue permalink
    29/05/2017 5:50 pm

    I took some time today to remember those we lost. Those brave men and women made the ultimate sacrifice for us, so it’s important to remember them.

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  8. Kristina permalink
    29/05/2017 6:06 pm

    Happy Memorial Day! I am grateful for all the men and women that died serving this country and giving us our freedom. My dad is retired Air Force.

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  9. redheadbabymama permalink
    29/05/2017 6:06 pm

    I try to remember service dogs and horses, too. Many of our soldiers have lost them in battle and the loss is devastating.

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  10. Janel Berchielli (@JanelB) permalink
    29/05/2017 6:20 pm

    I can only imagine what it would be liked to of lived through all of those wars or even had a loved one die in one of the wars. I appreciate all of them for what they have done to help pave the way for the rest of us .

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  11. Cassie @ Be Forever Healthier permalink
    29/05/2017 6:25 pm

    I like this collection for memorial day. Although I’m in Australia I have the utmost respect for all service men and women of our allies who continue to sacrifice so much so that we can be free and safe.

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  12. elizabethbrico permalink
    29/05/2017 7:31 pm

    PTSD is a sort of death on its own. I say that as someone who has it-it changes everything. We really do need to work towards peace..in our international relations, and at home.
    If you are so inclined, I’d like to invite you to add this post to my open linky about celebrations, on my PTSD blog Betty’s Battleground. Once the linky closes, it becomes an archive of similarly themed posts so that people looking for them can find them, and I’d love this to be included. Off-Fridays week 2 on bettysbattleground.com, if you’re interested.

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  13. katyashadeofteal permalink
    29/05/2017 7:46 pm

    Memorial day is a huge day of celebration with my family. We always honor those who have severed, especially my grandpa. If we didn’t have those willing to risk their lives for our nation, we would have nothing.

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  14. Dawn McAlexander permalink
    29/05/2017 7:58 pm

    The meaning of Memorial Day is not lost on me. I thank those that gave their lives defending our freedoms. I remember and honor them for what they stood up for. They will not be forgotten.

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  15. Ophelia Tang permalink
    29/05/2017 10:12 pm

    Great Post! I love it . Thanks for reminding us the true meaning of Memorial day and I hope we continue to honor the ones who served and are serving in our military. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Gracie Gill permalink
    29/05/2017 11:32 pm

    I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about the memorial day. We don’t celebrate it here in the Philippines but the Americans once fought with Filipinos during WWII. My great respect to those people who fought for freedom and peace.

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  17. HilLesha permalink
    29/05/2017 11:39 pm

    While I don’t condone war because of religious beliefs, I still think it’s important to honor the soldiers that gave their lives for our country. Also, I like that you’ve included various sources for those who are experiencing depression and/or PTSD due to the aftermath of war.

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  18. Amber Faith permalink
    30/05/2017 12:04 am

    It’s incredibly important to remember that Memorial Day is about honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, not just BBQs. I have a family full of veterans, and I’m thankful that they’re here.

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  19. chei permalink
    30/05/2017 1:39 am

    Memorial day is a great way to remember all the people who tried their best to make peace in this world.

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  20. Jackie permalink
    30/05/2017 3:05 am

    It is such a wonderful way to celebrate. I loved celebrating it with family when I lived in the U.S. Hope you had a great one and enjoyed your 3 day weekend.

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  21. kaitr27 permalink
    30/05/2017 3:19 am

    I didn’t realize it wasn’t a holiday until 1971. I thought it had happened earlier. It is such an important day to remember all those that have fought for us and to help in anyway we can. Thank you for the great resources. It can be hard for returning soldiers, and we need to give them the help and support they deserve.

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  22. Jessica Joachim permalink
    30/05/2017 4:11 am

    While I know many who served, I thankfully, do not personally know any who have lost their lives in battle. My father though, is a Vietnam Vet and he saw many of his battle buddies pass away over there. I know that isn’t an easy thing to deal with, but it is good to have this day of remembrance for those who have fallen.

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  23. thehouseturnedhome permalink
    30/05/2017 6:28 am

    Memorial Day is a beautiful and important day. I think that we shouldn’t be celebrating and partying on Memorial Day, but we should instead be remembering those who gave all and serving others, like the fallen heroes would.

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  24. Keeping Up With Candy permalink
    30/05/2017 7:51 am

    Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy
    forget in time that men have
    died to win them.
    ….Franklin D. Roosevelt

    I hope everyone had a great weekend and Memorial Day!

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  25. Hey Sharonoox permalink
    30/05/2017 8:50 am

    Happy Memorial Day! I think it’s important to remember the fallen ones and the veterans who fight for your country. It’s great that US has a very good supportive system to help those with PTSD. Thanks for spreading awareness.

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  26. Brittney permalink
    30/05/2017 8:58 am

    I love that you have shared such good info for our veterans. They deserve so much for their sacrifices. As well as the families who have lost loved ones. Thank you.

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  27. Amanda Love permalink
    30/05/2017 9:00 am

    As a veteran, I always make sure that my kids are aware of why we’re celebrating or observing Memorial Day. I think these days people have a common misconception and would often greet me a Happy Memorial Day. It’s not supposed to be happy, it’s supposed to be a day to honor those we have lost, those who have sacrificed their lives.

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  28. Brittany Muddamalle permalink
    30/05/2017 9:05 am

    I think so many people forget what Memorial Day is all about. It’s the day we remind the world to remember the people who have died fighting for our country.

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  29. Marceline Dementori permalink
    30/05/2017 9:52 am

    It’s such a lovely day to honor the sacrifices that were made by the fallen soldiers from war and from protecting the country. I truly hope that people don’t forget why we have this day, it’s not just for the barbecues and the gatherings.

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  30. darmarq permalink
    30/05/2017 10:29 am

    This is a nice reminder to remember what memorial day is all about!

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  31. Melissa Chapman permalink
    30/05/2017 10:49 am

    We look to our soldiers in our time of need to protect our country and our lives so it is important for us to support soldiers and veterans in their time of need. Organizations like TAPS are so special and more are necessary.

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  32. Mariana Abeid-McDougall permalink
    30/05/2017 11:30 am

    Great, informative post. Our “Memorial Day” here in Canada is Remembrance Day on November 11th, and it is not a national holiday. I think it’s a shame.

    Here is an excellent video from Five Finger Death Punch about homeless veterans in the US. At the end of the video, the band shares several resources for veterans.

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  33. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    30/05/2017 11:31 am

    I truly respect and honor all those who have fallen and all those who put their lives at risk to keep the US as safe as possible.

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  34. Kiwi permalink
    30/05/2017 12:08 pm

    Great information on the history of memorial day. I think people think its all about just having a day off from work, the start of summer, no school and the kick of a vacation. If it wasnt for our vets we wouldnt of been able to have the luxuries to do these things.

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  35. Rosey permalink
    30/05/2017 1:22 pm

    It’s nice that you shared resources for those who might need them. The more that kind of information is shared, the better. Makes it easier to access if it’s all over the place, and that’s a good thing.

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  36. Azlin Bloor permalink
    30/05/2017 1:23 pm

    A really thoughtful post and really something the younger generation ought to think about more. It’s great to know that there are organisations out there helping veterans.

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  37. Megha Sarin permalink
    30/05/2017 1:54 pm

    That is amazing! Keep it up and motivating others.

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  38. KatinaDavenport permalink
    30/05/2017 2:16 pm

    What a wonderful Memorial Day. It is definitely a day to remember those who gave their lives for us in the U.S.

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  39. Claudia Krusch permalink
    30/05/2017 2:51 pm

    Memorial Day is a big deal in our house. It is so important to find ways to give back to all those who have served and continue to do so.

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  40. Kathryn Ahmad permalink
    30/05/2017 2:57 pm

    Thank you for recognizing veterans. My grandpa was a WWII vet and could not speak of it.

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  41. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    30/05/2017 3:03 pm

    I was moved to tears with that little boy on TV whose father died when he was still an infant. Every year, he’d go to Arlington and visit his father’s grave. Memorial day is such a bittersweet holiday for military families, and for the entire nation as well.

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  42. Jessica Taylor permalink
    30/05/2017 3:33 pm

    Such a wonderful day dedicated to those we’ve lost. My heart goes out to the families

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  43. Ronnie Epsi permalink
    30/05/2017 3:40 pm

    I served in the military as did my father, brothers and currently my sister. Memorial Day is always of personal meaning to us. ❤

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  44. natalielovesbeauty permalink
    30/05/2017 3:41 pm

    I was just researching the meaning and history behind Memorial Day the other day. I am not American but am very interested in American History.

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  45. shadylane85 permalink
    30/05/2017 3:55 pm

    I didn’t know quite a few of these things about Memorial Day. I’ll have to share them with my boys.

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  46. Alicia Taylor at Taylorlife.com permalink
    30/05/2017 4:00 pm

    Thank you for the support resources. I am married to a vet and have had a family member in every war going all the way to the Revolutionary War. Many of them gave their lives in battle at their country’s behest. Needless to say, it (and Veteran’s Day) are both important days in our family

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  47. duffelbagspouse permalink
    30/05/2017 4:25 pm

    I was told Happy Memorial Day which is inappropriate. Its a day for the fallen, not the living.

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  48. Amber Nelson permalink
    30/05/2017 4:30 pm

    This is such great information. It is so important to remember what the holiday really means.

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  49. interNATionalcaty permalink
    30/05/2017 5:26 pm

    These are great known facts about Memorial. It is not about the beach and bar-b-ques. We need to remember the heroes.

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  50. GlamKaren permalink
    30/05/2017 5:27 pm

    So many positive ways to support those who served on Memorial Day. I appreciate all the links you offered and the mindful ways you included about the sensitivity of the day.

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  51. Travel Blogger permalink
    30/05/2017 6:03 pm

    It is good to know about the programs available to our veterans. It is so important to help those that have served our country by volunteering and giving them the support they need. What a great message on Memorial Day.

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  52. Terri Steffes permalink
    30/05/2017 6:09 pm

    Such a great way to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Thanks for compiling all those words…forever in their debt.

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  53. munakenny permalink
    30/05/2017 6:31 pm

    Memorial day is a sad day but it is a reminder of those heroes who preferred to give their lives for their country!

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  54. Everyday Made Fresh permalink
    30/05/2017 6:36 pm

    I am thankful that we have a holiday that honors those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives.

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  55. Heather permalink
    30/05/2017 6:43 pm

    We love to celebrate Memorial Day with our town – they do a great Memorial Day celebration in our town square, and it is always awesome to hear the band play all the different songs for the different branches.

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  56. Alyssa from The Sparkly Life permalink
    30/05/2017 6:57 pm

    I thought I knew all there is to know about Memorial Day, but apparently, I had no idea! You have so much great info here. The day feels so much more meaningful to me now!

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  57. toughcookiemommy permalink
    30/05/2017 7:09 pm

    Memorial Day is such an important holiday for remembering those who gave their lives and made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. They deserve that and so much more.

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  58. reesa permalink
    30/05/2017 7:17 pm

    How timely is this that Memorial Day is on a Monday. THe ultimate motivation for us to strive to be better.

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  59. toastycritic permalink
    30/05/2017 7:21 pm

    My dad is a veteran, so not exactly a fallen soldier, but definitely makes me remember that I should be thankful for those who served on Memorial Day. I am glad we have such a day and you have amazing pictures of the day.

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  60. Sondra Barker permalink
    30/05/2017 7:50 pm

    Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all of the servicemen and women who have served our country. I love how you included how to help those who are currently struggling. It is not just about posting but also finding a means of making a difference. Great article!

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  61. Leigh Anne permalink
    30/05/2017 8:07 pm

    I believe it is so important to remember those that help to protect our freedoms and for those that have since passed. Their sacrifices have paved the way for us and future generations.

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  62. Marcie permalink
    30/05/2017 8:10 pm

    I’m so glad you posted about Memorial Day. I didn’t realize it only became a national holiday a few decades ago.

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  63. alisonrost permalink
    30/05/2017 9:05 pm

    What a wonderful post about Memorial Day. Have you, by any chance, seen the documentary about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier? It’s incredible

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  64. Vicky permalink
    30/05/2017 9:39 pm

    Thanks for this. I was actually surprised to find out how little I did know about Memorial day and it’s origins. This taught me a lot.

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  65. Blair Villanueva permalink
    30/05/2017 10:26 pm

    Happy Memorial Day!
    Here in the Philippines, our brave soldiers are now fighting in Mindanao against the local ambitious terrorrists. We pray for their safety, as always.

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  66. agentizerozerosetter permalink
    30/05/2017 10:31 pm

    Memorial day is so important to celebrate. So important to honour those people who gave all for their country.

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  67. Eileen permalink
    31/05/2017 12:38 am

    It makes me teary eyed to see families coming together to celebrate the lives of our fallen heroes. They gave the ultimate sacrifice and it is only right that we honor that and thank them for their service.

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  68. Nay @ beautyaddictmama permalink
    31/05/2017 1:25 am

    I’m in the UK so knew very little about this. I think Memorial Day is a beautiful way to celebrate the sacrifices of so many men and women.

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  69. miltongohgl permalink
    31/05/2017 2:09 am

    It is such a commendable commitment to take up arms and protect your country to the death. We honor their sacrifice!

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  70. theresasreviews permalink
    31/05/2017 3:34 am

    This is such an important reminder. It’s nice to remember what the long weekend is really about.

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  71. Rhian Westbury permalink
    31/05/2017 4:21 am

    Hope you had a lovely memorial day, it’s lovely that this is still honoured x

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  72. Neha permalink
    31/05/2017 4:40 am

    I think it’s great, giving respect from whole nation to the people who die for them, I think it is an utterly selfless act and we should all be them through our prayers, always.

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  73. Alfonzowords permalink
    31/05/2017 4:42 am

    this is such an emotional weekend for most especially those with the intense pain of recent losses. it’s an amazing day to salute and honor those fallen in battle. the true warriors way

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  74. Angela Tolsma permalink
    31/05/2017 5:00 am

    I am glad you talked about the survivors of war, ptsd and how we can help. America does not do enough for their soldiers out of war and it’s tragic.

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  75. kelly reci permalink
    31/05/2017 6:07 am

    Happy Memorial day! MY family usually celebrate this day.

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  76. Akamatra permalink
    31/05/2017 6:32 am

    We have a couple of national holidays here too associated with wars and it’s always sad to know not all people respect them

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  77. Jeanine permalink
    31/05/2017 8:21 am

    Memorial Day is such an important day to remember the fallen heroes. Hope you had a wonderful day, we didn’t have it here in Canada

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  78. aeirin permalink
    31/05/2017 8:35 am

    This Memorial Day, as we remember all who have served and sacrificed on our behalf, let us not forget what Jesus was willing to give up for us—and the lessons we can learn from that perfect example of sacrifice. Happy memorial day

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  79. Anosa permalink
    31/05/2017 10:26 am

    I hope that people would check and learn the true meaning of Memorial day and not just greet and post on social media. May we all honour those who sacrifice their lives.

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  80. Cindy Ingalls permalink
    31/05/2017 10:38 am

    One of the things that have always bothered me about Memorial Day is how it has been turned into a retail/sales holiday. It should be used to remember those who have served our country and not just another day to go shopping.

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  81. Jess UoPeople permalink
    31/05/2017 10:39 am

    Really great post and resources! Thanks so much for sharing. Memorial Day for me is spending time with family and honoring the veterans and those who gave their lives…

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  82. Rebecca Brianne permalink
    31/05/2017 11:38 am

    Wow what a wonderful list you’ve put together here! The older I get and the more I learn about the world and our history I increasingly appreciate Memorial Day and want to honour those who do the unimaginable.

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  83. Cynthia Nicoletti permalink
    31/05/2017 12:33 pm

    Memorial Day is about remembering those who served and who serve our country. We give thanks to all.

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  84. Jacqui Odell permalink
    31/05/2017 1:28 pm

    Great post and reminder how important memorial day is.

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  85. cvnxena permalink
    31/05/2017 1:35 pm

    This is a fab and informative post! As someone in the UK I didn’t really know much about memorial day but your post certainly helped!

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  86. Terri Ramsey Beavers permalink
    31/05/2017 3:06 pm

    What a great way to honor those who have given their lives for us. My dad was in the service so I always try to remember to thank others who are or have been.

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  87. NPC permalink
    31/05/2017 3:09 pm

    It’s a special day for remembering those who have fallen for our freedom. Thanks for sharing!

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  88. My Teen Guide permalink
    31/05/2017 3:22 pm

    I wish you had a meaningful Memorial Day. I had an uncle who was a war veteran. I am so proud of him. He has given so much of himself to protect this country.

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  89. Eddie Kedge permalink
    31/05/2017 5:26 pm

    I really appreciate this post. So many of us want to help but don’t know how to get started. Thank you!

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  90. Drake Conan VA permalink
    31/05/2017 8:22 pm

    Memorial Day is the day to remember and thanking veterans for their sacrifices to serve our nations. I hope you had a great Memorial Day.

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  91. fashionphases permalink
    31/05/2017 8:40 pm

    That’s great they made changed Memorial day a national holiday to remember all men and women who sacrificed their lives for us, not just a few. Also, it is sad that our country does not take good care of the veterans with health issues.

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  92. den permalink
    31/05/2017 9:52 pm

    Happy Memorial Day! We don’t celebrate it here locally in the Philippines but I do think it is a great way to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for your country.

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  93. Kristin permalink
    31/05/2017 10:26 pm

    Such an important day to remember and show our gratitude to those who have given there lives in service of our country!

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  94. franckxethee permalink
    31/05/2017 10:52 pm

    There’s so much lives and losses we commemorate on Memorial Day. It’s a tribute to the heroes of war and the importance of their sacrifices.

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  95. Ravi permalink
    01/06/2017 12:04 am

    This looks a great day to remember and honour all who sacrificed for the country. Happy Memorial Day.

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  96. Mommy Roxi (@MommyRoxi) permalink
    01/06/2017 3:29 am

    Happy Memorial Day to our friends in the States! It’s always great to honor those who have served the country in war and in protecting our security 24/7. It brings me to tears whenever I see videos online of men and women coming home from service. I’m so happy and proud for their families!

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  97. Aziel Morte permalink
    01/06/2017 5:32 am

    It is a important day to remembering all the sacrifices of our heroes.

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  98. Jennifer Pilgrim | Mom Skills permalink
    01/06/2017 5:58 am

    I hope that you had a safe and fun Memorial Day. Thanks for teaching me a little bit about the true meaning behind it!

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  99. Mommy Engineering permalink
    01/06/2017 10:24 am

    Growing up Memorial Day was just another 3-day weekend to relax at home! It wasn’t until I was older that the importance and gravity those have sacrificed for me and my family to enjoy that 3 day weekend had dawned on me. It’s a wonderful way to honor the fallen ❤

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  100. Amber permalink
    01/06/2017 11:46 am

    Wow – I honestly learned more about Memorial Day from this post, than I knew possible. Thank you for such a thoughtful, and well put together post. And, Happy Memorial Day!

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  101. Bhushavali permalink
    01/06/2017 12:34 pm

    I didn’t know about memorial day at all till I observed that Facebook had come to a standstill with no bloggers from USA being active! Here in India we celebrate a the day as Martyr’s Day on Jan 30!

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  102. Heather Riccobono (@BrieBrieBlooms) permalink
    01/06/2017 2:21 pm

    These photos are beautiful and a great reminder of the real reason to celebrate Memorial Day!

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  103. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    01/06/2017 5:20 pm

    Memorial Day is definitely a great day to sit back and reflect on all the strong people that have served in our military. Our country would literally be nothing without them. So thankful for them all

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  104. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    01/06/2017 6:42 pm

    This is such a good read knowing about the Memorial day and honouring the people.

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  105. Megan permalink
    01/06/2017 7:39 pm

    Most of the men in my family have served in the military. We have a family member who never made it home, he’s buried in Italy.

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  106. Jennifer permalink
    01/06/2017 10:02 pm

    I come from a military family. My father is a U.S. Retired Army Vietnam combat veteran and my mother is a U.S. Army Veteran. My husband is also an Army Veteran so Memorial Day is something my family and I know is of great importance to take time and honor the fallen.

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  107. Nati permalink
    02/06/2017 12:09 am

    We don’t have a specific day for remembrance of the fallen in combat in my home country, neither do we in the country I’m currently living. That being said, my home country only went to war once and my host country, never. So I agreed with you, First thing to do is work for peace and spare lives.

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  108. Jean Goodman permalink
    02/06/2017 4:10 am

    Its important to celebrate memorial day in the traditional sense. I think we should really do something similar in th UK.

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  109. eazynazy permalink
    02/06/2017 4:13 am

    Such a beautiful post to support veterans , Happy Memorial Day

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  110. Krystle Cook permalink
    02/06/2017 7:06 am

    This is such an important day to truly show thanks and honor. Teaching kids about this being a day more than cookouts is so important.

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  111. Redhead Mom (@redheadmomblog) permalink
    02/06/2017 10:13 am

    Hope you had a calm Memorial Day and weekend. This is some great information. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. fromjesstoyouservices permalink
    02/06/2017 12:23 pm

    What beautiful photos as a way to celebrate Memorial Day! I didn’t do anything this year but I do wish I lived closer to the cemeteries that my family is buried so I could “pay tribute” to a few of them. =0)

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  113. confettiandbliss permalink
    02/06/2017 9:22 pm

    Having veterans in our family I’m sensitive to the needs of aging heroes as well as the current heroes serving in our country’s military. While enjoying a traditional BBQ on Memorial Day we pause to remember the fallen and honor those who are serving in all military capacities. Thank you for this beautiful and informative post. I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. 🙂

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  114. aqscorner permalink
    03/06/2017 11:55 am

    As a Military wife, I appreciated this post. Thanks for sharing

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  115. shubhadabhide permalink
    04/06/2017 6:18 pm

    Happy Memorial Day! It is because of these servicemen, we all are safe and secured today.

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  116. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty) permalink
    06/06/2017 11:03 am

    We don’t have memorial day in the UK but I have read so much about it I really know what it is all about. This is a really important day coz they gave their life to make ours safer! xx corinne

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  117. MJ MJ permalink
    06/06/2017 4:24 pm

    Love that a day is dedicated to honor the fallen. Such an honorable way to remember their sacrifice.
    XO, MJ

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  118. Misty Nelson permalink
    08/06/2017 5:01 pm

    I love that you’ve chosen to remind people to honor Memorial Day for it’s true meaning, and not just a time to celebrate. I like that you’ve shared information on reaching out to others who may be in need of support, especially veterans. Very thoughtful read.

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  119. Tiffany Yong permalink
    17/06/2017 11:33 pm

    I realised that Singapore don’t really have a memorial day despite having gone through the WWII like most parts of the world… It’s important to remember our past lessons so that we don’t repeat our mistakes.

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  120. Yeu Doi permalink
    18/06/2017 6:11 pm

    Memorial Day is a great time to honor and reflect. I enjoyed the very meaningful posts and photos. We are grateful for the service men and women.

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