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Memorial Day

This weekend, I remember...and give thanks...
45 years ago, I served, completed my duty, and returned home. The names of those who never returned home are engraved here:
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From one "olderparson", I also remember and give thanks. 50 years here, I can't believe it, seems like last week, but still got some gas in the tank!
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Thank you very much for your service! Much respect to you. Happy Memorial Day.

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John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
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Thank you for your service. Also, I always try to remember the families that made the sacrifices too of losing their loved ones.

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Thank you for your service. My Dad was a WWII veteran and each and every Memorial Day as kids we went to parades first and then to cemeteries to spruce up some veterans' graves as a small way of saying thanks.

My Dad has been gone for nearly 10 years but I still do this to honor him and others. Heading out to buy some flowers and then to a local cemetery.

God Bless those who served. We remember.

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This weekend, like many other days, I fly my flag and sit on my front porch and am grateful for the view of it framed in the sunset. And I hope that if I pray long enough the ones who were lost will hear my gratitude. I know it will never repay their widows or their children, but maybe they will know how thankful I am to be an American.


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My dad was in Korea and no longer with us. My brother served in Vietnam, My son served in Desert Storm as did my daughter... both in the Navy.
I was one of the lucky moms, both my kids came home, all in one piece.

Thanks to all those that served and their families. Prayers to all the young men and women that are currently serving. May all of you come home safe!
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Thanks for posting this. I'm a veteran here too, and served as a pediatrician in the Navy. I specifically think of the children of service members who have given the ultimate sacrifice. These children bear an incredible burden and the more we show our appreciation, the more they feel that their parent's sacrifice wasn't in vain.



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