it’s Memorial Day and the giggles have been temporarily suspended…
JUST IN CASE YOU THOUGHT
was about a 3-day Weekend.
Arlington National Cemetery Funeral Services;
SLUG: PH/FLAGSIN DATE: 05/21/09 CREDIT: Linda Davidson / staff/ The Washington Post LOCATION: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA CAPTION: Annual “Flags In” ceremony in preparation for Memorial Day at Arlington Cemetery. Members of each branch of service place more than 250,000 flags at each grave marker. PICTURED: Army Captain Ed Arntson (right) salutes a fellow soldier in his company that he lost during the war. He’s in Area 60 of Arlington Cemetery where fallen soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. He’s accompanied by Army Captain Bryan Ault (left). StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Thu May 21 18:15:02 2009
With artillery smoke hanging in the air from a 21-gun salute by his company at Fort Leavenworth, the 500th Military Police Detachment, Army Sgt. Travis Smith saluted during the playing of “Taps,” during Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. DAVID EULITT/The Kansas City Star
I do not know your name–
Nor for which battle you died.
I do not know your home,
Nor the tears that were cried.
I do not know where you rest–
Nor the promises broken.
I do not know your uniform
And your fears lay unspoken.
But, I know your spirit exists–
That your courage is admired,
And your sacrifice is honored
By each soul that’s inspired.
And I offer you from my heart a
to guardians unknown
For offering yourselves for us all
That we may keep freedom…
hugs n’ blessings to all the lost (but never forgotten)
Service men, women, and their loved ones this Memorial Day,
which is meant to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for Our Freedoms,