Monday, May 25, 2009

Remembering those lost

While many associate Memorial Day with picnics, barbecues, family gatherings and sporting events, let us not forget the true intent of the holiday. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to commemorate U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

Quite frankly, since I find wishing someone a Happy Memorial Day a bit of an oxymoron, I would just like to take a moment to thank all the courageous men and women who have put their lives on the line for our freedom. Unlike Roger, I am not embarrassed to show my true colors.

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Anonymous said...

Just try to bear up and handle it!!! Your brother doesn't seem to mind the costumes so don't let them get the best of ya!!! You look adorable no matter how much you despise it. You and Newman BOTH look darling, but then again, your aunt IS biased. xxxooo Aunt Lisa --
P.S. Did M&D give both of you a hot "dog" (no pun intended) or burger??

Anonymous said...

Ask your brilliant Mom why I can't see the third picture?

Aunt Lisa