Monday, May 25, 2009

In Remembrance

American Flag flying over Main ISU Campus (State flag of Iowa beneath)

Today is Memorial Day, the day Americans remember those who have given their lives for our country. It is usually celebrated by spending time together with family and friends, often involving a cookout. Most towns across the US will be decked out with the US flag and have a parade. My niece will march with her girl scout troop in the parade of the town I grew up in and this Auntie couldn't be prouder! I feel this is an appropriate time to dust off one of my favorite patriotic songs of all time:

Thank you those who have died so that I can live free in the best damn country in the world! I'd also like to thank the family and friends of those who have given their life for this country and the soldiers currently serving us along with their family and friends. God bless you all and God bless the USA!

*Check out NukeDad's post, he links ways one can give back to help soldiers and their families.


WeaselMomma said...

Soldiers, I thank God for them.

surprised mom said...

Great post. Love that song. It's one of my all time favorites. God Bless all the soldiers.

The Microblogologist said...

WeaselMomma: Me too, God bless them.

Surprised Mom: Thanks, it is a wonderful song =)

seashore subjects said...

A wonderful post! We too often take for granted that we are free by the dedication and lives of others.

The Microblogologist said...

Seashore: Thank you. Unfortunately some people tend to forget the ones they protest against are the reason they are able to protest, sad.

Anonymous said...

yeah for you! seems like most people have forgotten the reason for this holiday. glad to see somebody still cares about our soldiers current, past, and fallen. with a step-son in the military who is gonna be deployed in august this hits very close to home. thank you very much for this much deserved post :)