Monday, May 28, 2012

Pause to Remember

Today, being Memorial Day, the day we celebrate and remember those who have given their lives in protecting our country and our freedoms, gives me pause to remember, not only those that died, but to those that lived.  Mothers who lost their sons or daughters, wives who lost their husbands, husbands who lost their wives, children who lost their parent, friends who lost a best pal.  We honor the fallen, but we also need to honor the ones that remain and lived on without their loved one by their sides.  The wives, while in bed, who can no longer reach over and feel the touch of their husband's body by their side, the Mommies trying to explain to their little ones that Daddy is not coming home, he is now in heaven, Mothers thinking that their children had their whole lives ahead of them only to be snuffed out by a war, many wars.  The pain and grief are immeasurable.  So, not only do I salute those that gave their lives for us, but I honor and respect those that remained and continued to endure without their loved ones.

Linking up to Rosie's Leaves in Bloom Color Me Weekly

Happy Memorial Day, I salute you all!!

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.  It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."  ~  Arthur Ashe

Until next time.....


  1. Such a wonderful post and lovely photos to accompany it ..... :-D

  2. I feel so priviledged to have you link up with ColorMe Weekly Deanna with this post......and it's a beautiful palette along with your other patrotic photographs.

    So many gave their lives so that we could have our freedom.

    Rosie xxx

  3. Deanna, this is beautiful and perfectly written and your photos of the flag, well all of them really, are very moving. Love your color collage!

  4. What a wonderful post.. Such a great way to honor those who gave all for us!


  5. Beautiful sentiments and beautiful photos - truly moving.

  6. This is beautiful, Deanna. What a wonderful tribute to those who have sacrificed and given us so much.

  7. Beautiful tribute. We have so many freedoms to be thankful for. I love the bokeh in the flag pics. Delightful!

  8. This is truly such a beautiful tribute to so many Deanna.


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