Sunday, May 27, 2018


(From previous Memorial Day posts.)

Every Memorial Day I take time to remember why we celebrate. Many years ago, it was known as Decoration Day. That's because it was the day families and friends laid wreaths and other patriotic decorations on the graves of loved ones....those who died in wars.

Some men came home from wars, but many others did not. I am alive today because of one man that did not make it mother's first husband. He was killed during WWII, and although that was heartbreaking for her and her two young daughters, my brother, Mike, and I wouldn't be here if that hadn't happened. A few years later, she met and married our father. When Mike and I were born, we already had an instant that consisted of two teenage sisters for us!

During our barbecues, picnics, and parties celebrating the beginning of summer, let's remember why it's possible that all of us are here today. 

I don't write a political blog, but I will say this, if you've never been to Washington, DC and seen Arlington Cemetery and/or the Vietnam Wall, you've missed out on a couple of extremely powerful sights that you will never forget...and you will surely have chills...

"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, 'Mother, what was war?' "
 ~ Eve Merriam


  1. Lovely to see you back in the blogosphere Becky.

  2. Memorial Day already? Seems like we just had one....

  3. What a wonderful quote you chose.....I hope none of us, however, forget what war is/ may prevent it from happening again.

  4. How I recall the irony of you and your brother's births, Becky. Even tho' I've not lost a loved one to war, today evokes so many emotions. Humbled!

  5. Amen! Freedom isn't free! Your 2 sisters understand the high cost of freedom all too well.

    I was so glad you popped by my blog earlier. It's great to catch up with you again.


  6. I love the quote and I'm sure glad you're here. Have a happy Memorial Day Becky.

  7. I remember seeing the Vietnam Wall. It's a powerful monument because it definitely testifies to the sacrifices that all those brave soldiers made for our country. I don't think I've ever met anyone who wasn't affected by seeing it.

  8. Thanks so much to all of you!! I usually always get notified by Blogger that I have comments waiting to be published, but I didn't on this post!! I just now signed on and happened to check....and there you all were! Thanks so much for not giving up on me!!


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