This Memorial Weekend

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Memorial Day Traditions

It's Memorial Day here in the US and our family tradition for every Memorial Day we have a huge cook-out with lots and lots of food. All kinds of food; hamburger, hot dogs, chicken, ribs, fish, baked beans, mac and cheese, corn on the cob, potato salad, macaroni salad, collard greens, toss salad, and a bunch of other stuff....more

A grateful heart: Remembering their sacrifice

On this Memorial Day, I am feeling intense gratitude for the men and women who have laid down their lives in the service of others. I've been scrolling through posts about parades, memorials, and images of the devastation of war (see here for a very poignant and artful slideshow of veterans' injuries)....more

Salute Our Fallen Heroes

September 11, 2001 was just like any other day as I drove onto Fort Gordon, GA. I worked at the treatment facility as a SGT in the Medical Corp. What happened on this date changed our country and military forever. As the staff and patients watched the tragic events unfold we all were overcome with grief, helplessness, and anger. We had so many questions and very few answers....more

3:00 PM: Memorial Day -- A Moment of Remembrance

 Memorial Day marks the start of the summer season, and for those of us who shoveled through this year’s Ice Age, Long Island winter, summer can’t come soon enough.  The whole fun-in-the-sun-party thing, however, can make us lose sight of the true meaning of this holiday: a day to remember our fallen heroes....more

In Flanders Fields: A Poem About Life


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