Memorial Day: May 30, 2011

We have an enormous amount of freedom(s) here in the USA, in part thanks to many soldiers. Thank You to all of them-past, present and future. We may not agree with the war(s)  but to me that is very different then supporting and thanking the people who ARE the troops.

Yum (Bottom right of photo) is a magic fairy in the community of Botaniumus. She flies over the land and sea and keeps all in love and peace. She has extraordinary sight, so she sees all, knows all, and helps all. It seems fitting that she flew over to NYC this weekend, and took a peek up close and personal to the Statue of Liberty.

Regardless of what ever we feel about our present day wars, our Soldiers are doing a job. They should receive this weekend of thank-you.

“Memorial Day—a day that commemorates United States soldiers who died while honoring, serving and fighting for our country.  Observed on the last Monday in May, it is a United States federal holiday formerly known as Decoration Day.  First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, then it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars…

…Begun as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the civil war, by the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as ordinary people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not…

Memorial Day is the perfect time for friends and family to honor loved ones who have served their country.  But it is not just a time for grief.  For others, the national holiday is the unofficial start of summer and the time to celebrate peace and sacrifice.  Whether you want to honor a fallen comrade or celebrate peace, Memorial Day Weekend is a time for remembrance and thanksgiving.”

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