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I found this in the paper many years ago and I thought I would pass it on. From the Chicago Tribune date: May 27, 1985 Memorial Day 1985.... The following was written by an unidentified American Sold
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Memorial Day..... Thank You

posted at 5/26/2011 9:21 PM EDT
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I found this in the paper many years ago and I thought I would pass it on.
From the Chicago Tribune date: May 27, 1985

Memorial Day 1985....
The following was written by an unidentified American Soldier who died in Vietnam.
Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there,
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am a diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of birds circling in flight;
I am the stars that shine at night.
So do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there.  I did not die.

Please let us think about this when we light the grills this weekend and enjoy a Monday off.
To all who have lost members of your family in service to our country accept our deepest thank you.

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posted at 5/26/2011 10:47 PM EDT
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Thank you Nikki and thank you to all who gave their lives for our freedom and to their families---thank you and our deepest sympathy and prayers.

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posted at 5/30/2011 12:25 AM EDT
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Memorial Day History

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns

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posted at 5/30/2011 6:59 AM EDT
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Nikki -- thanks for another beautiful post.

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posted at 5/30/2011 7:27 AM EDT
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I am having a cook out for my family and friends .

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posted at 5/30/2011 8:43 AM EDT
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w will be staying home to cook as there is only two of us.

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posted at 5/30/2011 9:21 AM EDT
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This is one of my all time favorite's for Memorial Day.....

"I have no illusions about what I can add now to the silent testimony of those who gave their lives willingly for their country. For the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved, and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them." President Ronald Reagan, at Arlington National Cemetery

I am a proud military spouse and I take time every day to thank the families of the men and women who gave and possibly will give the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free!!

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posted at 5/30/2011 9:43 AM EDT
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It's been said so well by so many on this board.........a heart full of gratitude to those brave solders

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posted at 5/30/2011 9:51 AM EDT
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Happy Memorial Day and a big Thank You to all of our vets for without their efforts we could not enjoy our freedom.

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posted at 6/1/2011 3:32 PM EDT
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My Navy son's ship came into San Diego for an overnight last night. What a great way to end the Memorial Day celebrating with a phone call from him.Laughing

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