Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day



 Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day reminds me of how much I appreciate living in a free country and how grateful I am to the men and women who serve or have served in the United States military. Without their sacrifices, my family and I would probably not enjoy the freedom to live and worship the way that we do. I appreciate too, those who've lost their lives in times of war and peace, and offer my sympathy and gratitude to the families and friends that they've left behind.

To all who serve, have served, and plan to serve in the future - you have my heartfelt thanks and prayers.

Blessings,

Karen

23 comments :

  1. Hello Karen: Thank you for your post. I also feel deep gratitude for the women and men who have fought so valiantly for our freedom in this magnificent country. The ones who have lost limbs and eyes especially fill my heart. Sincerely, Susan

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  2. Karen,

    Great post. You've eloquently said what's in the hearts and thoughts of many Americans!

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  3. Hi Karen -

    Freedom wasn't free for everyone. It cost them their health and often their lives. I'm glad they sacrificed for us.

    We can honor their commitment not only by recalling what they did, but by preserving that hard-won freedom by good citizenship.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  4. Diane,
    It seems we agree! Thanks for coming over to see me.

    Jessica,
    Glad to know your thoughts:) Appreciate you coming by.

    Susan,
    Yes, the sacrifice is great no matter how you look at it. It is appreciated.

    Jennifer,
    Thank you. I know I don't express my appreciation enough. I plan on changing that.

    Susan R.,
    This is true. You make a good point too; we need to treasure what we have by our actions.

    Thanks and blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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  5. I love how you put it, Karen, and I'm in complete agreement with you. I think we need to show our appreciation not only by taking time to remember but also by doing what we can, even though not on a battlefield, to keep our freedom.

    Barb
    www.barbarafrankonline.com

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  6. We should all pay our respects to those who served,have died serving and continue to serve and sacrifice for their country's and our freedom!

    Well done...

    Clara.

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  7. Alex,
    Glad you feel the same way. Thanks for stopping in!

    Barb,
    Thank you:) Nicely said; I agree with you!

    Clara,
    Yes, we should. No matter what our stance on war and such, these people have protected our freedom.

    Thanks and blessings to all of you,
    Karen

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  8. Karen:
    It seems as we mature we appreciate what has been done for us more. The ones who paid the ultimate price so we could have freedom and the ones who gave up time with their families and careers did more than we can every repay.

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  9. Hi Karen, I agree, as well. The older we get, I think the more we appreciate.

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  10. Cecelia,
    I think that you are right; it is a debt that we cannot really pay.

    Becky,
    This is something I suppose we gain with maturity and experience.

    Thanks to both of you for coming by,
    Karen

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  11. Oh, yes. I too am grateful for those who risk their lives to keep us free. May the Lord continue to keep us free in this nation.

    Thanks for posting this, Karen.

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  12. Thank you for the reminder, too easy to let Memorial Day be just about a day off work and a barbeque.

    Also, I loved your shark limerick! I agree with you that playing with words in a way we aren't used to or don't like (initially) is a good exercise. I don't like writing poetry either but the couple times I have been required to come up with something, I got more than I expected out of it.

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  13. Well said Karen!!! Happy Belated Memorial Day! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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  14. Excellent tribute to our men and women in uniform! I hope you had a very blessed Memorial Day!

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  15. Jeanette,
    That is my prayer as well.

    Margo,
    Yes, it is good to remember rather than focus simply on the fun. Thanks for the comment about the limerick:)

    Jen,
    Hope you had a good weekend too:)

    Alisa,
    Thank you. Hope you had a restful weekend as well.

    Blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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  16. I hope you had a Happy Memorial Day!! :)

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  17. I had a wonderful Memorial Day. :)

    Hope you did too!

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  18. Thank you for your post on Memorial Day and all your encouraging comments at my blog.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  19. I am really late wishing you a happy Memorial day but I hope it was a good one:) I always look forward to hearing from you. How are you doing?

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  20. Kimberly,
    I did, thank you! :)

    Jennifer,
    Glad you had a nice day!

    Tyrean,
    You are welcome on both accounts. It is a pleasure to stop at your blog:)

    Terri,
    It was a good one, and I hope yours was as well. I am doing fine, thanks so much:)

    Thanks and blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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