Monday, May 29, 2017

Freedom is Never Free #MemorialDay

While many celebrate today as the official start of Summer, Memorial Day really is a day to remember those who have died while in service to our country. It is a day of honor so today we thank those men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice while defending out freedom.

oz folded us flag for memorial day remembrance

"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave." -- Joseph Rodman Drake

Oz is posing with a memorial flag - a flag that is folded upon the death of an active duty soldier as well as an honorably discharged veteran. The U.S. memorial flag is folded 13 times in honor of the first 13 colonies and when finished, only the field of blue stars is visible.

The field of blue stars is to signify our country's motto "In God We Trust". We like to think that the field of blue stars is a reminder that the soldier has gone to heaven.

As you finish your Memorial Day weekend celebrations today, please take a moment to thank all those who have gone before us and who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Freedom is never free!


15 comments:

  1. Beautiful tribute. Thank you Oz.

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  2. we keep our heroes in our thoughts... and their families... have a good memorial day dear oz

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  3. Awesome post, Oz! Enjoy your Memorial Day!

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  4. beautiful post, we "paws" to remember
    DakotasDen

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  5. No, not free at all.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  6. Beautifully said, Ozzie.

    Woos - Misty and Lightning

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  7. Beautiful, touching post. You said it all perfectly!

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  8. Well done, Oz! God bless those who fell while fighting in our nation's military!!
    Cam and Mags

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  9. We are so thankful to those brave men, women and dogs who sacrificed for our freedom. ♥

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  10. We are so grateful for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
    Thank you for sharing that bit about the folding of the flag - I didn't know that! I've always been fascinated watching them do that with such precision.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  11. That is so beautiful Oz! Yes, we thank those who gave all every single day. without them, well, we really don't want to think about it....
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  12. Thanks for this special post OZ
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  13. Thank you for sharing this! Happy Memorial day.

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  14. Hi!
    Do you run the welcome wagon, or do you know who does?

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