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27/05/2019
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“There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” Nick Lampson

Motivation Mondays: Remember & Honor #MemorialDay

Motivation Mondays: Remember & Honor #MemorialDay

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise the dead. Francis Amasa Walker
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. George S. Patton

Motivation Mondays: In Honor of Memorial Day – Today, we honor the brave men and women who served this great country and paid the ultimate price by giving their lives so we can live free. We honor and remember those who returned as survivors, witnesses, patriots, scarred. We honor all our servicemen/women around the world. Originally called Decoration Day, this special holiday began in response to the great loss of life during the American Civil War which, at its conclusion in 1865, had claimed the lives of over 620,000 men. In the early days, women would place flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. By 1868, Major General John A. Logan designated it as an official day of remembrance.  In 1971, it became a federal holiday. In case you don’t know this, Memorial Day honors American servicemen/women who lost their lives at war while Veterans Day honors all who served; alive and otherwise.

Do you know someone who served and lost their life for this great country? Name a loved one you’d like to remember. Did you/yours serve anywhere in the world? Share a story so we can honor them all. May peace reign. I love Eric Burdon’s quote because it is a reminder that our servicemen/women came from a wide range of backgrounds and represented a microcosm of the world we inhabit. They had aspirations like all of us and their lives were cut short before they could realize all of their dreams an personal goals. Those who bore witness to the losses returned home with a shared burden of loss. Some returned with fragmented lives, others returned with a fervor in their hearts, determined to make changes for the better. “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.”
READ: Memorial Day: Remembrance and Reflections
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“As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.”John M. McHugh

Motivation Mondays: Remember & Honor #MemorialDay

Motivation Mondays: Remember & Honor #MemorialDay

On Memorial Day, we will pause to honor and remember all the brave souls who paid the ultimate sacrifice – they gave up their lives so the rest of us can enjoy all the freedoms and advantages that come with living under a system that upholds the democratic process. Each casualty of war or MIA leaves behind loved ones, family members, and memories of what could have been… Their loved ones hold on to the hope that their death was pain-free, not in vain or that the MIA status will one day change. It rarely does. Each Memorial Day becomes a harbinger of reminders of loved ones lost to wars. Of interest, the Tomb of the Unknown soldier now remains empty as recent DNA testing was able to resolve the mystery of bones buried there. They belonged to an air force pilot by name of Lt Michael Joseph Blassie. He has since been reburied in his hometown.

How do we ever forget? We don’t. How do we forget the pain and suffering inflicted on both the victor and the vanquished? We don’t. Even as a side claims victory and the spoils of war, the loss of life and the deepening resentments that come from warring creates, on the losing side, animosity and a spirit of revenge. Where will it end? Look around you, we live in a fractious world with unequal access to resources and opportunities. The downtrodden look for answers. The resentments grow. War becomes the devastating solution, and its scars are indelible. Raise your hands in salute to our heroes, raise your hands also in a gesture of peace… We need peaceful coexistence in this world but it must begin in our homes and in our hearts.
READ: Memorial Day: Honor, Salute & Celebrate…
Motivation Mondays: Memorial Day

 

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04/01   –  01 April Fool’s Day, 02 Autism Awareness, Equal Pay Day
04/07  –   07 World Health Day, 10 National Siblings Day
04/14 –   14 Palm Sunday, 15 Tax Day, 18 Holy Thursday, 19 Good Friday 
04/21   –  21 Easter Sunday/ Start of Passover22 Earth Day, 23 World Book Day
04/28 –    29 Remembrance Day, 30 Jazz Day

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05/01   –  01 MAY Day, Holocaust Remembrance, National Mental Health Awareness month
05/05  –   05 Cinco de Mayo, 06, Ramadan starts, 07 National Teacher Day
05/12 –   12 Mother’s Day, 18 Armed Forces Day
05/19   –  19 Mental Health Awareness month
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Motivation Mondays: Remember & Honor #MemorialDay

Motivation Mondays: Remember & Honor #MemorialDay

Motivation Mondays: Remember & Honor #MemorialDay

Motivation Mondays: Remember & Honor #MemorialDay

What does Memorial Day mean to You?  if you are not familiar with this very important day then, I encourage you to stop and consider what it means to pay the ultimate sacrifice for your beloved country. As previously stated in this post,  I can’t say it enough because I have tremendous pride and respect for our service men/women, this is a special day 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, it was created to honor northern soldiers who died in the Civil War, but over time, it became a way to remember those who died in World War I & II, and then all wars.

In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in the USA. Since then, every last Monday of the month of May is a day we honor those who died in all armed conflicts. It is also seen, in some circles, as the unofficial start of the summer season. How is this a subject for motivation? First of all, we can motivate ourselves and those around us to seek peaceful solutions to problems; We can educate ourselves on the effects of war, the value of peaceful coexistence, and we can build bridges of peace across the world.
Back in the old days, when WW I & II were part of the experience of our grandparents, many who went to war were not expected to return because the journey was brutal, the battles close up and fierce, and the weapons of war not as sophisticated as they are today. My Dad was a lowly Sergeant in the Burma war and, while he cherished his memories of survival and his sepia photos from that period, he was a strong advocate for peace and compromise. As I honor and celebrate the lives of our servicemen/women lost at war-zones around the world today, I would like to implore each of you and all the world leaders out there to make peace a key objective, to remember those who died with great reverence, and to treat our veterans with the utmost love, honor and respect; it is the least we can do. Hope your Memorial Day is filled with peace and love!
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148 Comments leave one →
  1. my10kday permalink
    27/05/2019 10:36 pm

    Amazing what people can do when they come together…. That being said…. war & fighting is generally done for the benefits of the ruling elite & not for the common good of mankind.

  2. Fran Jorgensen permalink
    27/05/2019 11:13 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this great inspiration! it’s important to keep the memories of those who served alive. Thanks for a great start of the week!

  3. Michael David Oyco permalink
    28/05/2019 12:06 am

    They deserve honor of giving their lives for others. So the country may be at peace. Salute!

  4. Daniels permalink
    28/05/2019 1:08 am

    One good thing i so much love about reading your post is that is motivating. To honor all our brave souls that paid with their life,men and women who have made this world a peaceful place to live, should be honored with all deserved respect. Thanks a lot for this.

  5. Patricia Martin permalink
    28/05/2019 2:09 am

    What a great post! I’m an American citizen but have never got the whole story behind Memorial Day, now I can even explain to my child the history behind it.

  6. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    28/05/2019 4:30 am

    Memorial Day serves as a reminder for all of us that the freedom that we’re enjoying now isn’t free. We should be thankful for the sacrifices of our ancestors / war heroes / veterans who fought long and hard for this freedom.

  7. Geraline Batarra permalink
    28/05/2019 6:07 am

    Such a great content. We should all remember men who risk their lives for the safety of others

  8. Julie permalink
    28/05/2019 6:25 am

    I don’t know anyone who has lost their lives but plenty of family members that are serving. Praying for their safety!

  9. Stacie permalink
    28/05/2019 8:11 am

    It’s so important to remember to honor those who have given their lives in the service of this country. They deserve every ounce of respect we can give them.

  10. Stephanie permalink
    28/05/2019 8:49 am

    I remember a few years ago learning the difference between Armed Forces Day, Veteran’s Day, and Memorial Day and which they all represent. My grandfather was in the Navy before he was discharged for medical reasons, and my father-in-law was in the Army for 30 years. They are both honored in different ways and on different days since my grandfather has passed away but my FIL is here and has retired from the Army. It’s definitely humbling to stop and remember what these men and women gave up, what their families and friends lost, when they decided to protect us.

  11. Tiffany La Forge-Grau permalink
    28/05/2019 9:02 am

    It’s amazing what these men and women gave for us to have. To think that people are still sacrificing so much for what we have is humbling.

  12. Mavs Escala permalink
    28/05/2019 9:38 am

    I spent Memorial day with my family. We ate outside and stroll the park.

  13. Ana permalink
    28/05/2019 11:41 am

    I hate to see how retail giants have commercialize the Memorial Day weekend with massive sales and other extravaganza. Most of the people have forgotten the true spirit of this day that is remembering those who lost their lives while serving our country.

  14. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    28/05/2019 11:42 am

    I certainly honor all those who have risked their lives for our independence! Not a day goes by where I am not thankful!

  15. Kat Johana permalink
    28/05/2019 1:57 pm

    this post is so amazing!! thanks for sharing.

  16. Ashley K permalink
    28/05/2019 2:20 pm

    Nobody close to me lost their lives in combat, however I have such respect to anybody who has sacrificed their lives.

  17. D'ondra Howard permalink
    28/05/2019 5:56 pm

    My husband is in the Air Force… he finally had a day off. He usually works.

  18. Bibimbea permalink
    28/05/2019 6:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing. A huge salute to all those whose lives were taken during the wars.

  19. Marjie Mare permalink
    28/05/2019 6:48 pm

    I am always thankful to those who served. Although I don’t have or know someone closed to me who has lost their lives during services. My heart aches for all of them and I am saying a prayer for them at this moment.

  20. Krisy permalink
    28/05/2019 8:09 pm

    Happy Memorial Day to you. I am from a different country but I know and appreciate the sacrifices and struggles of each country’s soldiers.

  21. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    28/05/2019 9:23 pm

    I really think it is the best idea: to remember and appreciate solders. It reminds us of horrors of war which come no matter if we won or lost.

  22. Jessa B permalink
    28/05/2019 9:32 pm

    Hope you had a meaningful memorial day! Today the veterans have reminded me to Have a sense of purpose and that fear is a part of life!

  23. Kate Loves Travel permalink
    28/05/2019 11:01 pm

    We don’t have anything like this in the UK, which I think is a real shame. We only tend to remember those who died in WW1 and WW2 on the anniversaries of the end of those wars… there is nothing to commemorate those who died in other conflicts.

  24. Maartje van Sandwijk permalink
    29/05/2019 12:06 am

    Memorial day is so important! In England, we had it a few months ago but any chance to remember those who’ve come before us, is one we should take!

  25. PaulaMS permalink
    29/05/2019 2:03 am

    Marcus is a vet and served in the Marines before we met. He is proud to have served. He always take a moment to thank fellow vets for their service. Without their efforts to protect our country we would not enjoy the freedoms that we so often take for granted. That’s why I am so proud of my Marine.

  26. Alexandra Cook permalink
    29/05/2019 2:06 am

    I love this day. My grandfather is a soldier and we always remember his braveness and honor him and all the soldiers with all their sacrifices and heroism.

  27. Emman Damian permalink
    29/05/2019 2:07 am

    Memorial Day is a special day to remember the fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for the freedom that we have right now. It’s really an honor to give thanks to them.

  28. Mudpie Fridays permalink
    29/05/2019 2:08 am

    I am so thankful for all who have served for our Country. Those soldiers who fight for our freedom will always be remember.

  29. Christie ADams permalink
    29/05/2019 2:35 am

    I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with loved ones! It is such a special time of reflection!

  30. Maria permalink
    29/05/2019 3:03 am

    As a veteran, Memorial Day reminds me that our freedom isn’t free.

  31. Ntensibe Edgar Michael permalink
    29/05/2019 3:28 am

    Wait….there’s Veterans’ Day, too? I have only gotten to know about it today. I do honour both, my small way. That is, by offering my energy and time at medical camps for our service-people.

  32. TripsGlobally permalink
    29/05/2019 4:55 am

    Memorial day is such an important day to honor all those who sacrificed themselves for the greater good of everyone. True heroes.

  33. Neely permalink
    29/05/2019 5:34 am

    One of my best friends from high school was killed in Afganistan so I think of him on memorial day and his sacrifice. Great post!

  34. Adriana permalink
    29/05/2019 5:47 am

    Memorial day is all about thanking those who have served our country and protecting our freedom,

  35. Tamás Bradford permalink
    29/05/2019 6:54 am

    Powerful post. Patriotism is important. Important is also to strive for peace.

  36. Kenny Ngo permalink
    29/05/2019 6:58 am

    I don’t really know anyone who has done this. I think a part of me is happy about that because it means everyone I know is still alive but I do know that my boyfriend now almost died covering a civil war. He’s a photojournalist.

    It’s a painful yet admirable thing to die for one’s country. Painful for the ones left behind yet it does take a lot of courage to go through this. I don’t have words. I don’t think words are enough so salute.

  37. Mickal Lewis permalink
    29/05/2019 8:15 am

    Thank you for this great post. I wish more people took time to educate themselves on this day of remembrance.

  38. Joanna permalink
    29/05/2019 9:26 am

    I don’t have any family that I know who ever fought in a war, but I have visited many memorials during my trips and it is always heartbreaking seeing all those graves, some of unknown soldiers. I wish we would live in a peaceful world, where violence and wars would not exist.

  39. Ivana permalink
    29/05/2019 10:33 am

    I’m in Canada so we don’t have Memorial Day, but the sentiments are important nonetheless. Nothing but love and respect to those who served,

  40. ♡Stephanie Stebbins♡ (@stephsteb) permalink
    29/05/2019 2:02 pm

    My husband retired 2 years ago after 20 years in the US Navy. Thankfully, he made it home every single time, although not everyone did. Thank you for this wonderful post. Peace, love, and light to you <3

  41. Crystal Carder permalink
    29/05/2019 2:28 pm

    Memorial Day means so much to me! I had no idea all these facts about the day, but I loved some of the quotes.

  42. Cityrocka Perry permalink
    29/05/2019 2:35 pm

    What a wonderful tribute. We all need to remember the contribution and service that our veterans gave. 🙂 Thank you.

  43. Chad permalink
    29/05/2019 3:41 pm

    This is so beautiful. Honor and respect to all the fallen heroes, lest we never forget.

  44. Lavern Moore permalink
    29/05/2019 7:29 pm

    I agree with George S. Patton that we should celebrate the living. He was really on to something!

  45. goodfoodprettyplaces permalink
    29/05/2019 8:44 pm

    I’m not American so I don’t have a strong bond with this day, but great info! I learnt a lot 🙂

  46. mayurisjikoni permalink
    29/05/2019 9:05 pm

    It is so important to remember our heroes both dead and alive. its through your post got to know more about this important day. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    29/05/2019 10:26 pm

    I can never thank the valiant men and women who liberated my country from the Japanese. They gave up their lives so we can have the freedom we enjoy now. One day a year is not enough to remember and thank them for their selfless deed.

  48. Bindu Thomas permalink
    30/05/2019 12:05 am

    A big salute to all the heroes who laid down their lives so we could sleep peacefully in our beds at night.

  49. Ewa permalink
    30/05/2019 12:57 am

    I live outside of America and here in Europe we also celebrate such anniversaries, only a little differently and on other days. I really like the message you mentioned that we can motivate ourselves to seek peaceful solutions and build bridges based on the experience of war.

  50. Samar permalink
    30/05/2019 1:29 am

    I was not aware of this day. Thanks for the informative post.

    Even my country has the Memorial day, and I feel very proud celebrating the same.

  51. Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
    30/05/2019 2:01 am

    Thank your dear reader for making your way here! Please pause and think about what you can add to keep this conversation on a high level. You are here… make it matter. Please don’t thank me for sharing. Let me do the thanking. Don’t tell me great post either… that’s what all the lazy thinking spammers say, and your comment will end up in my spam box. Think about the post you see and respond to its content. I will always do the same for you… Let’s respect our blog visits with each other. Stay encouraged and Thank You! <3 🙂

    • jeannette9712gmailcom permalink
      31/05/2019 6:31 pm

      You do put so much effort into your articles. I don’t know how your brain is able to put out so much information. I know you do a lot of research before posting. That is awesome. I didn’t know that Memorial Day was only a national holiday in 1971!

    • Cash permalink
      01/06/2019 4:43 am

      Even ordinary people could perform extraordinary feat under extreme circumstances. Who would imagine that the normal passengers could sacrifice themselves against the terrorist during the 9/11 crash.

    • Jessie permalink
      03/06/2019 12:59 am

      I love how that quote says it is not to mourn soldiers but to praise the dead. We need to remember that one of the biggest parts of Memorial Day is “honor”

  52. thenafranssen permalink
    30/05/2019 2:31 am

    Thanks for this post. It’s so important to remember those who have given up their lives so we can continue to live ours.

  53. Krisy permalink
    30/05/2019 3:11 am

    There was this twitter thread where people shared what happened to their loved ones who joined the army, and my heart went out to them. This is truly a day to honor and remember.

  54. Gervin Khan permalink
    30/05/2019 4:01 am

    Nice post and I agree, that we should pay tribute to those people who served and gave their lives for our nation. I think it should not be done once in every year, it should be done and remember them everyday.

  55. IG:Suetanyamchorgh (@suetanyamchorgh) permalink
    30/05/2019 5:01 am

    I like that you included this quote by Francis Amasa Walker, “ We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise the dead.” We should indeed praise the dead soldiers, the brave men and women that fought for the country. I am so happy there is a day dedicated to them because their memory should live on. Happy Memorial day!

  56. toastycritic permalink
    30/05/2019 8:00 am

    I know I have many veterans in my family, including my dad. Thankfully none of them lost their lives in the process. But it is important to remember those who have fallen and bled and died for our freedoms.

  57. Flossie McCowald permalink
    30/05/2019 9:17 am

    I have not lost any family members in war, but I have a number who’ve served in wartime – my father was in WWII, several younger uncles served in Vietnam, and one of my brothers was a career Navy man…

  58. Jennifer permalink
    30/05/2019 9:21 am

    My dad has recently retired from the military and as long as I can remember Memorial Day has always been a day to remember the fallen. To thank those that fought so courageously so that we could enjoy the freedoms that we have today. It’s always been a day to show respect and not just a day to host a barbecue.

  59. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    30/05/2019 9:27 am

    I love the message behind the memorial day. It is appreciation and endless love and pride for people.

  60. Joline permalink
    30/05/2019 10:03 am

    My grandpa served and he’s always worn his uniform proud. He’s gone now so this really resonates with me: It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

  61. clairebeary94 permalink
    30/05/2019 10:39 am

    I celebrated my Memorial Day in New York at the Rockefeller Plaza. People including us all honored the people who served.

  62. Becca Wilson permalink
    30/05/2019 12:15 pm

    Making sure that we show appreciation and gratitude for those that have served and sacrificed for us to have our freedom is so important. Memorial Day is more than just bbq and beach day!

  63. Britney permalink
    30/05/2019 2:32 pm

    Such an important topic and to remember to men and women that served! My friend’s big brother died serving when we were so young. It was so hard to understand when we were younger.

  64. Megan permalink
    30/05/2019 5:46 pm

    What a great post this week! Memorial day is so special being able to remember, appreciate and honor everyone that has served this country. We’re thankful for your dads service!

  65. Nina Cochingco permalink
    30/05/2019 9:02 pm

    I love days like this.. Such a great way to honor those who sacrifice their lives for the freedom and life of others.

  66. twinspirationalparties permalink
    30/05/2019 11:53 pm

    It was nice to know more about the facts of this day. Thanks for sharing making the effort for this post. 😊

  67. Dalene Ekirapa permalink
    31/05/2019 12:46 am

    I feel so touched by how special the post is, as a way to honour Memorial Day. Over here, we call it ‘Madaraka Day’ and it’s time to honour our fallen heroes, some unsung. They died that we’d be free and that has to be one of the best sacrifices people could give us. We celebrate all those heroes. Happy and blessed Memorial Day.

  68. Erika Tiara permalink
    31/05/2019 1:15 am

    Memorial days should never be fogotten, it is a form of our appreciation to our fallen heros in the past!

  69. lalakerry permalink
    31/05/2019 1:42 am

    I love to hear stories about the World War. It does play a big part for the story teller themselves. Sometimes it’s sad and sometimes it’s heartwarming. Thank you for sharing this, I’m sure those who reading them will appreciate that too.

  70. Angela permalink
    31/05/2019 2:23 am

    It’s a thought provoking time of year. For us in the UK it’s in November when we remember our war dead. Sometimes I think we should spend just as much time remembering those veterans who survived but continue to suffer because of their experiences.

  71. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    31/05/2019 4:04 am

    It’s my honor to read your article while I am celebrating this Memorial Day with my families and friends. I agree with everything you’ve said here and I believe that we should always remember those people who gave us a freedom and help them maintain the freedom that they gave with us for a lifetime.

  72. Kate Murray permalink
    31/05/2019 4:20 am

    Wow, what thoughtful research and a tribute you’ve written here. Too many people get stuck in the star-spangled celebration but forget to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. One thing I like to do at our little community parade is to thank all the Veterans as they march by (and teach my kids to do the same).

  73. Purva permalink
    31/05/2019 6:40 am

    What an informative post as usual. Loved reading all about Memorial Day.

  74. Fatima D Torres permalink
    31/05/2019 9:08 am

    Thank you for the reminder. Their fight was not in vein. I’m always grateful to live where I feel free.

  75. You, Me and Benny permalink
    31/05/2019 10:12 am

    This is wonderful – as an Army Brat I Think it’s just perfect we have a day to remember the ones we’ve lost! They fought for US!!!

  76. Lydia Smith permalink
    31/05/2019 11:23 am

    I so much love this post and truely they are heroes who deserves our honour. We love and appreciate their effort & strength.

  77. Tiffany @ Mommy And Me Travels permalink
    31/05/2019 3:15 pm

    Memorial Day is about remembering all of our fallen soldiers. Thank you for reminding everyone of the significance of this day.

  78. thismomisgoingplaces permalink
    31/05/2019 5:02 pm

    I LOVE this post. We are a military family and it’s always great to see there’s people who cares about our soldiers, especially those who gave it all for our protection.

  79. Pool Operator Talk permalink
    31/05/2019 6:10 pm

    This is a great post! Sadly, too many people are unaware of the true meaning of Memorial day.

  80. jeannette9712gmailcom permalink
    31/05/2019 6:28 pm

    Thank you! This article is awesome. I now live in another country. I appreciated America before, I knew it was a blessed nation. Now living overseas again, I appreciate it even more. Truly the land of the free where men and women have dies and fought to protect.

  81. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    31/05/2019 7:54 pm

    I would also give a shout out to the modern day heroes of the Philippines. The overseas Filipino workers.

  82. Nina Cochingco permalink
    31/05/2019 9:52 pm

    Thanks for the effort that you made for this blog. Such a great way to celebrate this Holiday.

  83. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    31/05/2019 11:32 pm

    This is a great thing to remember for sure. Keeping me motivated all the way as always hun xx

  84. Ritu Sharma permalink
    31/05/2019 11:53 pm

    I will never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for my freedoms. All gave some, some gave all.

  85. Danielle permalink
    01/06/2019 1:23 am

    Memorial Day is such an important holiday to celebrate. I think that it is important to remember those that fought and lost their lives or our country.

  86. stephsocial.com permalink
    01/06/2019 2:52 am

    I’m so thankful for everyone who served for their country! I can’t imagine sacrificing yourself the way they do for others! I hope there is never another world war:(

  87. Alexandra Pilo-Torrijos permalink
    01/06/2019 4:10 am

    Thank you for this, i think it is so important to remember a date like this and honor all those who have served

  88. Kenny Ngo permalink
    01/06/2019 4:28 am

    I think that people need to always remember the ones who are gone in the name of their country and always honored. This is one way we can recognize what they have done for the country.

  89. Eileen M Loya permalink
    01/06/2019 5:51 am

    I can never thank the men and women who fought the wars and sacrificed their own lives to give us the freedom we enjoy today. It is only fitting that they are honored and remembered on this special day.

  90. Samar permalink
    01/06/2019 6:49 am

    Its a great matter of pride and honor to celebrate this day to the brave souls. Good job.

  91. Matija Antonić permalink
    01/06/2019 10:53 am

    We don’t have a memorial day in my country, but it is still nice to see people remembering those soldiers that gave their lives for their country, we need to be grateful to those people because they gave their lives for a dream they believed in and they hoped for that dream to come true

  92. Christopher Mitchell permalink
    01/06/2019 11:59 am

    Definitely an important reminder to step back and remember the sacrifices that others have made!

  93. Swee Guan Tan permalink
    01/06/2019 2:21 pm

    lovely sharing with this memorial day, 1st got to know it, thanks for sharing this 😀
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  94. Jackline A permalink
    01/06/2019 3:32 pm

    Thank you for shedding light on the root of Memorial Day. It’s important for people to know why we celebrate it and the history behind it.

  95. Nursery Rhymes Girl permalink
    02/06/2019 12:53 am

    Me too love Eric Burdon’s quote . Your posts motivates me every time.Thank you 🙂 Happy blogging.

  96. stephsocial.com permalink
    02/06/2019 4:02 am

    We should all take your advice and try to encourage peace! I appreciate all those who fought for our freedoms!

  97. cheszdylan permalink
    02/06/2019 4:36 am

    Great article, unfortunately, chivalry and patriotism is almost long dead.

  98. laura permalink
    02/06/2019 4:54 am

    we want to thank our service men and women for the service that they do for us. And remember those that has sacifics there live for us american. I want to thank you for sharing this wonderful articles, that we honor all the veterans on this day of rememberence.

  99. Ola permalink
    02/06/2019 4:54 am

    I cannot imagine having to be shipped off to war. This post will be a source of encouragement for all those for whom Memorial Day .

  100. Janell permalink
    02/06/2019 6:57 am

    Beautiful post and clear reminder that holidays aren’t all about presents and barbeques; someone gave their life for that very freedom. Our town recently hosted a flag of honor display on Memorial Day with over 300 flags. It was quite moving when you realize each flag represents a life; similar to the feeling of Arlington Cemetery. God Bless our Soldiers!

  101. Words of a Texas Nerd permalink
    02/06/2019 7:40 am

    It is a somber holiday, but one that I think everyone should hold dear. I also think it would be a great day to call a veteran. Veterans and active duty have alarmingly high numbers of suicides these days.

  102. Sondra Barker permalink
    02/06/2019 8:25 am

    You have great motivation tips, quotes are a perfect way to lift ourselves up.

  103. Bree L. permalink
    02/06/2019 10:42 am

    Memorial Day is important to myself because of how many of my family members have served and protected. It is such an important day!

  104. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    02/06/2019 11:38 am

    It is important to pay homage to those who fought bravely for their country. They will be remembered forever.

  105. onehoppymomma permalink
    02/06/2019 12:28 pm

    So glad that we have a day dedicated to this

  106. waitingforrain28 permalink
    02/06/2019 12:49 pm

    This is a great reminder for the holiday. It is easy to take for granted why you get the day off, but this is one day that wee just shouldn’t forget. I think it is great to think about how to give back to the families of service members on this day.

  107. Jasmine Watts permalink
    02/06/2019 10:00 pm

    This great sacrifice from our brave servicemen/women is something we should remember and cherish. This great history should be pass on to the future generation of this country to remind them how and why they should pay respect to our beloved heroes.

  108. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    02/06/2019 10:04 pm

    How can we not remember these men and women who fought the wars? They gave up their lives – the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedom we have today. If I could only give the families they left behind a big tight hug, I would!

  109. toastycritic permalink
    02/06/2019 11:25 pm

    I had several family members serve in Vietnam, including my dad who was in the Airforce. But none of them lost their lives thankfully. We should remember those who have served before and fight to never have to have another war where we lose people.

  110. blair villanueva permalink
    03/06/2019 12:08 am

    Our heroes sacrificed so much so that we can achieve the freedom that we enjoy nowadays. We shouldn’t forget that and give respect for all of them.

  111. trinadphoto permalink
    03/06/2019 4:16 am

    What a wonderful tribute to Memorial Day and all that it stands for! What does Memorial Day mean to me? It means remembering and honoring those who have lost their lives to fight for our country. My grandfather was a Korean War veteran who was lucky enough to survive the war but many of his friends were not as fortunate.

  112. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    03/06/2019 6:58 am

    Yes, Memorial Day, for me, is the start of summer. But it’s also the day to remember those who fought for our freedom for sure.

  113. Lydia Smith permalink
    03/06/2019 11:47 am

    I love this post and yes it’s a big honour and they are our hero. We will always honour and celebrate them.

  114. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    03/06/2019 1:49 pm

    “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived” beautiful quote!

  115. Ivelisse Estes permalink
    03/06/2019 2:04 pm

    That is so kind of you to put some other dates for us to take note of! And yes, we do need to be grateful for those who made sacrifices!

    XOXO,
    CarnationDreams.com

  116. Rhey permalink
    03/06/2019 2:34 pm

    its interesting to think about the kind of person who would sacrifice a lot for the sake of their respective country. i really can’t imagine what it would be like to give up that much all at once.

  117. Rosey A permalink
    03/06/2019 6:00 pm

    I am so happy we have this day in our culture to honor and celebrate those who sacrificed the ultimate for our country. We have lost in our family, and my heart goes out to all who can relate on this day too. Kudos to those who serve, and offer to protect all that we know.

  118. amayszingblogs permalink
    03/06/2019 6:38 pm

    Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.

  119. joanna permalink
    04/06/2019 1:08 am

    It is important to remember the people who have died in order for us to live in a better world. We don’t have memorial day in my country unfortunately.

  120. Lavern Moore permalink
    04/06/2019 2:08 am

    I know many people who served but none who lost lives. I cannot imagine how others must feel who lost loved ones.

  121. Lavern Moore permalink
    04/06/2019 3:30 am

    It is so interesting to learn that your father served in the Burma war as a lieutenant. I bet he has passed on some interesting stories to you. Lavern Moore

  122. Erika Agostino permalink
    04/06/2019 5:43 am

    Memorial day is so important to remember and celebrate, like you said. I loved your photo collage, as it gives everyone more motivation to follow and remember what’s important.

  123. Ewuzie Kingsley permalink
    04/06/2019 10:56 am

    When ever I think of fallen soldiers and men/women who died on the course of our safety I always feel like I owe them much more than praise because of their selfless sacrifice to their fellow sacrifice may they all rest in peace and in God’s blossom.

  124. Blair villanueva permalink
    04/06/2019 12:20 pm

    Nowadays, we remember not only our brave soldiers of the war, but also those many modern day heroes. They are all unselfish.

  125. A.naberry permalink
    05/06/2019 3:36 am

    Your posts are always very insightful and gives me inspiration to be a better person.🙂🙂

  126. Khris permalink
    05/06/2019 8:13 pm

    I used to think I knew most of the Memorial dates, this is indeed a resourceful piece.

  127. Gervin Khan permalink
    08/06/2019 5:58 pm

    I always admire those people who always have a big and brave heart in caring about the nations. I salute and I am always be grateful for them because they are one of the reasons why I am living in a peaceful and a freedom country.

  128. Ashley permalink
    09/06/2019 12:13 pm

    Wow! Thanks for such an informative post!

  129. Komal permalink
    10/06/2019 10:40 am

    My fiancé is a veteran and thankfully came back during his tours. Memorial Day is so
    Important to remember those who fought for us to live.

  130. CoolLife permalink
    10/06/2019 11:28 am

    Memory means alot to mean because.. Memory remind you of a beautiful moment that was create.. Sometimes when i remember the pass the memory i smile because i know What it means to me.. Thanks for sharing love this

  131. Lori Bosworth permalink
    10/06/2019 11:40 am

    It’s so important to honour the fallen and Memorial Day is the time to do that. That’s great that your father was an advocate for peace; I’m sure many servicemen and women are.

  132. Gervin Khan permalink
    11/06/2019 5:46 am

    This is such a wonderful day to remember for the rest of our lives. To honor our brave men and women who fight for what is our world right now is truly such an amazing honor. We should never forget such day.

  133. Anagha Paul permalink
    12/06/2019 10:53 pm

    Yes, I remember many people who gave up their life for the love of country. I hold a respect and salute to them!

  134. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    15/06/2019 2:31 am

    Nice read! Happy memorial day to all!

  135. Lynda Peter permalink
    17/06/2019 12:50 pm

    Very beautiful and lovely post. They are our heroes who laid their life’s for us. They can never be forgotten and will always be respected and remembered.

  136. Geraline Batarra permalink
    03/07/2019 12:12 am

    Thanks for sharing such blog.. It is so nice that you’ve made an effort on this post to remind us about this day.

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