In Flanders Fields: A Poem About Life

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Worst Workplace: The Battlefield

Today, this Memorial Day; we the American people honor those who worked in the worst workplace of all and paid the ultimate price. We honor those who served in the most dangerous workplace. The battlefield!...more

Must-Follow Monday: Military Blogs for Memorial Day

Monday, May 26 is Memorial Day in the United States—a day set aside to remember those who have lost their lives serving our country. In honor of military families and the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces, we've compiled a short list of some military family blogs you'll want to add to your blog reading list. ...more
Melissa,  thank you for including me in this fantastic list of writers!more

I Struggle With Memorial Day

I give thanks for the men and women who fought for my freedom and who continue to fight and protect this country. I'm a woman. I'm a Christian. I'm a writer who frequently publishes her thoughts on all sorts of topics and, generally speaking, I live free from the fear that I will face terrible trials, jail time, persecution or death for any of those reasons....more

Remembering The Fallen Heroes On Memorial Day (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tomorrow, May 26th, is Memorial Day and numerous Americans will pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice with one minute of silence at 3:00 p.m. local time. This memorial observance is called the National Moment of Remembrance. Like every final Monday of May, the fallen american heroes will be remembered by people wearing a red poppy all day as a sign of appreciation and respect....more

Taking Kids to the Memorial Day Parade to Honor, to Remember, to Respect

Tomorrow morning, rain or shine, we'll eat our breakfast, get dressed, and head downtown for the Memorial Day parade and ceremony. We'll watch the local Cub Scout troop walk by, the ladies dressed as a flag walking in unison, the Gold Star Mothers wave as they pass by in their car. We'll gather in front of the courthouse and listen to the high school band play the National Anthem, the local barber shop quartet sing "God Bless the USA." We'll listen to a local judge, the mayor, and a person of military interest give a speech. My children will be antsy. I'll hush them. ...more

How To Cut A Watermelon

Yummy watermelon! With Memorial Day and 4th of July just around the corner you're bound to be cutting up a watermelon before you know it! I used to dread cutting up a watermelon and I would usually wait at least a week to cut it up because it was so much work. That was until last year when I learned how to cut a watermelon! If you like to eat watermelon the traditional way (triangle style) this tutorial probably isn't for you. However, if you eat it with a fork you may find this trick helpful :)...more
I hated cutting up watermelon till I learned this trick! Glad you liked it :)more

In Memorium: from my friend Sarvananda Bluestone

 SARVANANDA & HIS FATHERIn Memoriam: Lieutenant-Colonel Nathan B. Bluestone, M.D....more

Showing Gratitude on Memorial Day

As a former military spouse, showing gratitude on Memorial Day for our service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country is high on my list of priorities. Yes, the day is commonly known as the un-official beginning of summer, the end of the school year for many and the day to breakout the Grill Master.  Often Memorial Day is confused with Veterans Day which celebrates all service members living and dead. To some the distinction seems minute. Celebrating our service members across the board should be embraced and done regularly....more
@Denise So you definitely "get" it! Thanks for the support!!!more