In The Arms of the Angels

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We pay tribute and honor the fallen
Memorial Day Week-end.
The events of Memorial Day across our Nation will not be postponed secondary to weather;
they will ride on for those who are not with us, those who are missing in Action, those whose families still wonder and wait all these years;
those who have died serving our country and now whose names line the wall of Vietnam
and whose lives are marked by graves at Arlington National Cemetery and Congressional and other places of honor in our Capital area.
Thousands upon Thousands will walk the Mall, will gather
this weekend of remembering the fallen, and thanking those in Uniform;
and families and friends will gather over bbq pits and activities are being held just about on every corner come rain or come shine.
While thousands more will awaken or sleep in huts, or mud
protecting our very lives and freedom as we know it.
Here the rains were forcast at 40% and as I sit with coffee,
with plans to join dear friends for a day on the water, and memories of remembering along with times of laughter and relaxing and a fired up grill,
I sit and watch as the rains
fall with fierceness now!
That 40% giving us all
as a strong reminder
that some gave
for those freedoms we have
to sit and enjoy the rains
while others walk the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
24/7 365 days a year
in sun/rain/sleet/snow
honoring, protecting.
While others are sleeping on sand with a M-47 in their hands
and others are fighting with underwear changed every 4 months and havent had a steak in a year
protecting our freedoms
while we are firing up the grill
or making other plans
after waking and taking a shower
and fussing over the weather,
and somewhere someone is playing
protected by their brothers in Uniform by heavy weaponry on each side as they mourn losses on a hillside in hell on earth.
Oh the rains are really coming down now.
Thank you To all who serve
and those who gave all
for our freedoms.
{perhaps if it is raining where you are today, you can see it as a hiccup} or a gift!
“WArriors stand, and we STand UNITED”
Super moon challenge continues!
Prayers goin up!
The prayer bowl keeps growing
and I believe the sun is going to come out today…
Thomas O’Brien, Debbie Koenig, The Schram/Korabek family, Mark, Todd, Yvonne, Harry, Kevin, Jen, Charles, Kyle, Glenn, “the littleOne”, Anne Klein, Monica Graff, Penny, Chris, Joy, Anne, Sara, DanLrene,
Jenn, Shirley, AnneMary, Michael, Jeannie, Tink, Patti Labelle and family,
Warren Buffet, Best of health be restored to you sir,
Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man,
Miss America who took time out of her schedule to make a young man get his smile on while in the ICU, Thomas O’Brien sure did enjoy her visit, and was able to enjoy dinner out with her as well, new friendships made there indeed,Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,
Seth Greenberg and family, Eileen D. and family, Steve and family, Anne, A, Sandy, “EI”, Kev, Chris,

Lyle Emerson and his family in Buffalo and little Kendra 3 years old who is fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,
Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,
Duke Limongello who was murdered 9 years ago; his mom Jean Limongello,
and all the children of all colors
gone tooo soon,
OUR President and his family
of our United States of America,
those who are serving our Nation and their service animals
and all who have served
and their families,
May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.
We will remember.
Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D’Vante, Linda McDonald,
Joan & Olivia,
danLrene, CJ, Florence, Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr, Whitney, the Houston family,
the family of our disco queen Donna Summer as she now joins heavens musical greats;
Dianne, Ken, Andre, Bill, Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks’ family , Andrea, Patti, OshKosh, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER surivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*,
Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, *
what a joy you are to so many of
SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me,
prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle!
and for
Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin,
John Knudson,

Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,
All those I was honored to spend time with in
“VA, DC, MD, FL, CT, PA, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakotas, Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Solaris Hospice, Evercare, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Gesinger, Crossroads Hospice, New Hope Hospice, Comfort Keepers KS, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque”
Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn,
KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, “Probation Professional pals”, Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey,
and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Geri, Chris, Matt,
those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA,
Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green!
Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, BEth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,
2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.2wolvescreations.com/)
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie’s family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Bian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family,Mato Oyate Kola, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Hellen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,
Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform… Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel (back from his 4th tour as a fighter pilot of the US MARINES inAfghanistan) and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”… the dolpins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!
AND for:
Anne, Jim, JADE, Cynthia, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark’s family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and . ..
(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a frends name to our prayer bowl)
“when someone shows you who they are believe them” Maya Angelou
Walk in Beauty
English: Arlington House also known as the Rob...

English: Arlington House also known as the Robert E. Lee Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. Section 32 of the cemetery is in the foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8 comments on “In The Arms of the Angels

  1. Thank you warriors for taking the time to
    day to write

    I want to also say thank you FIRM and OshKosh for your stories, amazing men you shared with US.

    God bless our fallen, those who have served and those serving our country…

  2. Dear Dr. Sherry and friends. I hope the weather has gotten better there for you today and you are able to be outside on the water with friends. Thank you for your message. So much to be so thankful for and those brave military Men and Women and the four leggeds as well I hold my heart and bow my head to them in Honor, Thanks and Blessings for them and families of the fallen. As we celebrate this Memorial Day may we all be grateful and thankful for this home and our freedom for all they did and do.

    A very long prayer list this day and I raise prayers for each of them as I read the names. Praying for Ali and her Veteran Father, for Thomas O'Brien and his Mother Debbie and his four legged furry friend, for ee, Dr. Sherry and her family in VA and the Rolling Thunder also. Thank you Dr. Sherry for holding my Sis Carol and her four legged friend Gitche in prayers. We are having difficulty getting the meds down him but he is home and doing pretty good so far since the extensive surgery Friday.

    Take care my friends, enjoy this long holiday weekend and be safe and in remembrance as we count our Blessings every day. /Sandy♥

  3. My dad was a WWII Vet. He was 1 of the 14 soldiers on a special operations mission on the eastern front of Russia, as the U.S. was an ally to Russia at that time. The details of their mission were to be forgotten, and never discussed, even among these 14 soldiers. When my dad passed away, he was the last remaining member of that special operations misssion. For more than 60 years he kept his word, and never talked about it. When his medals arrived from the Russian Embassy in Washington, he was intervied by the local T.V. station, and the local newspaper did an article on him. When they ask my dad about this “special mission of 14 men”–all he would say was that he received an education that you could not get from Harvard or Yale, and left it at that. He wasn't budging. Took em' 60 years to get their medals, which none of them ever knew they were even gonna receive. The weight of the world is on all soldiers in service, as it was on these 14 men, many many years ago. I developed a new appreciation for “Freedom” during those 4 years of taking care of my dad in my home when he could no longer walk and was bedfast. Veterans, and those who continue to serve, NEVER can have enough Respect and Honor, in my opinion. No matter how much we honor them, it is never enough. I understand “Rolling Thunder”, and it is more than just a once a year bike ride. It lives in my heart, and what a beautiful display of HONOR and RESPECT.

  4. Thank you for this thoughtful and inspirational tribute.
    Continue your good work

  5. My, how the Sunday list has grown.
    Thank you military, past & present for defending our country, for our freedom and for continued service.
    Thinking of my dad, Frank, the
    “F” in FIRM, for giving all, surviving the POW camps of WWII, coming home, making a life and having a family. Blessings to all on this weekend to remember, reflect, reveal & honor.
    I can smell the salt water, the sea is calling and I am FIRM.

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