We remember the fallen
Across the Nation
in small communities to the Nations Capital people are paying tribute
to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
As Rolling Thunder slowly rolled by
This Marine saluted;
from the pages of Facebook I’ve watched as the photographs and the
“Thank yous” have filled the pages
from hundreds of thousands;
to also include those who have ever served our country, those who are now serving.
I’ve seen moving photographs, have shared them with others,
have read remarkable stories of those who have family members serving now.
Only a couple have chosen to post reminders that this holiday is one to honor only the fallen; to not be confused with Veterans day, to not be confused with any other day.
Not sure why the need was felt to separate those who wanted to add their thoughts for any who serve, but some folks are like that I guess.
I’m reminded when reading things like that though… Rolling Thunder rides for those who cannot… And we honor the fallen as many are live and are fighting as we lay in soft beds, as we fire up our grills today, as we gather and remember and honor all.
I am reminded
that the fallen very well fell into the arms of a brother or sister or beside their service animal;
and that person is still alive and has lived through hell on earth as they now remember vividly the losses, the scents, the events
I remember and honor them this day as well.
I thank them TODAY for their service
as I remember them and pay tribute.
There are over 100,000 still missing and unaccounted for today;
probably alive somewhere,
there are POWS still out there
and we want them home
I honor and pay tribute to that fact
along with those that are serving
I am remembering that saying
“we leave no one behind”.
I read the posts and am well aware of the definition of our holidays
and all the rest.
And yes, I am also well aware
that one Memorial day
we all will add our thank you’s to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice
we would be shallow in our thank you
not to include the ones who arms held those who died on those fields and in beds as Elders
if we did not
pay tribute to those who have also served alongside them;
those who are serving
to protect our very lives and freedoms.
The losses of men, women, service animals
are far too great to not take the time
that so many occur in the arms of the angels
and also in the arms of those who serve
whether on the field or in tragic ways
here at home.
Yet, I can almost bet that they would want us to remember those who are now serving as we honor them today.
the hearts, the souls, the very spirit
of all in our Military today
take the time
to raise your glass as you move into your day
with great applause and thanks.
God bless those who have protected our great nation and their families.
2nd Lt. James Cathey USMC
and his beloved wife Katherine Cathey
being watched over by a Marine
Memorial Day 2012
With a grateful heart
as we remember
our men/women/service animals
and those still unaccounted for
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- ROLLING THUNDER, has rolled in for Memorial Day (drses.wordpress.com)
- Medal of Honor recipient’s mother to lay wreath in D.C. (ireport.cnn.com)
- Obama to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day (sacbee.com)
- In The Arms of the Angels (drses.wordpress.com)
- Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- Obama pays tribute to fallen soldiers (nation.co.ke)
- Medal of Honor recipient’s mother to lay wreath in D.C. (miami.typepad.com)
- Young Marines pay tribute to fallen Wisconsin soldiers (fox6now.com)
- Memorial Day 2012 ‘Honor, Reflection & Remembrance’ Tribute at VetFriends.com – Honoring Fallen U.S. Troops, Veterans & Active Military Heroes (prweb.com)
- Obama honors veterans during Memorial Day weekend (seattletimes.nwsource.com)