Sunday, May 25, 2014

Remembering the Fallen this Memorial Day Weekend

Are you all enjoying your long weekend for the Memorial Day holiday? 

While you enjoy your backyard barbecues, picnics and trips to the park, etc. please be sure to take a moment to reflect and remember those members of the military who gave their lives to protect our freedom.  After all, that is what the holiday is all about.



This is Ma's daddy's Purple Heart Medal...awarded by the President of the United States to those members of our military who are "wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces".   The Purple Heart signifies sacrifice...either a combat death or in Ma's daddy's case, a combat wound. 

Either way, it symbolizes the blood that has been shed in defense of our freedoms.  Today, I remember the fallen and thank them for their sacrifice.

I am sharing my remembrance during Black and White Sunday with Sugar the Golden Retriever and Dachshund Nola.

36 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to remember - both of Moms parents were Military - her dad was on the Army and her Mom was a WAC and Dad's Dad was both Army and Navy and of coarse Dad is still Navy - he was in for 20 years and still class as active retired.

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  2. AnonymousMay 25, 2014

    Very nice Oz, That's a great tribute.

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  3. AnonymousMay 25, 2014

    Oz, a beautiful photo and important message. Thank you to your dad for his service.

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  4. That is a beautiful remembrance Oz. We shall remember every single day and will always love our heros.

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  5. Thanks for sharing Oz. My dad was a WWII veteran so this day was always special to him.

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  6. Oz what a beautiful post and we send you extra hugs for your Ma's Dad and his service to this wonderful country
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  7. Wonderful tribute. As a veteran and part of a family with a strong military history, I appreciate the reminder of the true meaning behind Memorial Day.

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  8. Thanks for sharing and Happy Memorial Day!

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  9. Thank you to your Ma's daddy for his service, and for sharing his purple heart with us. We always need to remember why we are able to enjoy things like our BBQ's and parades on this weekend, because they have fought for our freedom.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  10. That is pretty cool you have purple heart. I don't know much about military stuff. My Grandpa I never met was in the army but no battles. Enjoy your weekend, I sure am ;)

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  11. That is so cool!!! My human uncle has my Dad's Purple Heart!

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  12. Very good message Oz. We always remember what this holiday is about mom's dad also served in WWII (and retired after a career) and mom and dad are both veterans. Love Dolly

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  13. What a great way to remember all your soldiers. Sniff and wags from Laika and Vaks.

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  14. That was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for reminding us what this weekend is truly about.
    That medal is amazing as well!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  15. beautiful photo

    retro rover

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  16. Wow Oz, thanks to your dad for what he has done for his country! Happy Memorial Day!

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  17. that is a wonderful photo, Thank you to your Mom's daddy!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  18. that is so wonderful that your Daddy has a purple heart, he is a true hero!! On Dakota's blog tomorrow I also referenced picnics and "remembering".....so glad to see so many actually remembering! xoxo

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  19. What a honor and a great photo of you Oz with that beautiful purple heart. Thanks to your moms dad for what he did for our country. Godspeed!

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  20. Beautiful picture. God bless your daddy.

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  21. Great picture! Thank you to your mom's daddy. Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  22. Oh, I loves the pic Oz! Tell your Mom's Pop that we all Thank him deeply, and will think of him and all the Military Personnel ~ fallen, veterans and those still serving.
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  23. Thank you to your momma's daddy for his service!

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  24. What a wonderful tribute to our Veterans Oz!!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  25. Beautiful, beautiful tribute Oz! I hope you have a lovely holiday.

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  26. What a touching tribute Oz. Thank you to your Ma's daddy and to all who sacrificed for us.

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  27. Happy Memorial Day Oz. Thanks for remembering the reason for the holiday.

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  28. AnonymousMay 26, 2014

    Oz that's a wonderful photo and a great way to remember. Have a good memorial monday.

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  29. Absolutely beautiful picture. I will definitely be taking some time to think about all of my military friends and family.

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  30. That is a very moving photo Oz. Thanks to your Ma's dad and all of the others who sacrificed for our freedom.

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  31. It is important to honor them and Lots of Golden Thanks to your Ma's Daddy. Hope you guys are having a great Memorial Day celebration.

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  32. Thanks to your Ma's Dad for his service.

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  33. AnonymousMay 28, 2014

    Such a lovely tribute, Oz, to your ma's dad and all the men and women who have served and continue to serve so proudly.

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