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Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all who have served our country!!!

Take a moment to remember those who have died while bravely fighting for the United States!

All posts are better with a photo, so here is one I took about three years ago (I’ve shared it before, but I always like to go back toit). As I was driving home from a friend’s house, I came across this cemetery in Delray Beach. It had just started to rain, and the image of the soldier’s grave stone with the American flag and raindrops falling really struck me, so I decided to photograph it.

I don’t know the man whose name is pictured below, but taking a look at his gravestone you can see that his service to his country was very important to him and his family.

Remembrance

Finally, I thought I’d share this Wikipedia article about the history of Memorial Day. I found it to be really interesting as the holiday started during the Civil War and the various states (especially Southern) all celebrated it differently after the war was over. The Civil War is one of my favorite wars to learn about, and I just read a fascinating (and great) book called All Other Nights by Dara Horn, which was loosely based on true events that happened during the Civil War.

Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day! We will be going over to my parents’ house and grilling some hamburgers! Amy (my BFF) is coming over too, and it will be good to spend time to with my favorite war veteran on this holiday — my DAD! :)

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DeanaMay 31, 2010 - 10:04 am

What a touching photo! Happy Memorial’s Day to you too:)

KarenMay 31, 2010 - 10:21 am

Awesome tribute. I hope you have a wonderful day with your parents and your bff.

Thank you for stopping by my blog (lollipops and ladybugs). I am now following you as well.

Have a wonderful day.

TracyMay 31, 2010 - 1:24 pm

Dropping in and Following you from MBC,
Tracy
http://thedailymomdiaries.blogspot.com/

AlainaMay 31, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Hi there! Thank you for leaving me such kind words on my blog and for being my newest follower! I love your blog! You have a beautiful family :) I like your layout a lot too! I will continue to check back on your blog for new updates and posts :)

Tesha VannMay 31, 2010 - 1:49 pm

Hi Karen, great blog! I’m following you from MBC. Come follow me at http://tvstake.blogspot.com Have a great Memorial day with your family!

BuckeroomamaMay 31, 2010 - 8:04 pm

Your photos are wonderful! I always love a blog with great photos… they just make the posts so much more interesting. :)

I’m your newest follower from GFC (MBC).

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Lesa AntoneJune 1, 2010 - 12:12 am

Nice story–it is so important to remember that Memorial Day is more than a paid day off work! It’s been awesome to see all the bloggers who wrote about the meaning of this day!

I’d love you to stop by my site and let me know what you think!!

See you in MBC!

Liz KinsfatherJune 1, 2010 - 1:10 am

Just found your blog, such beautiful pics, and I love that you link things you are talking about…I’m such a bookworm! Glad to follow ya and help you get to 100 – I’m just starting out :)

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