May 26, 2008

Manic Monday: Star

Morgen selected Star as the theme for this week's Manic Monday meme. He dedicated the theme to Sarge Charlie and all the men & women around the world who have bravely served their country. I have shared information about our brave military heroes here and here in the past.

Often we act like Memorial Day is all about barbecues and extended weekend parties and celebration. Some of us think that this day is significant because it is when swimming pools open. We forget to consider the sacrifices of the soldiers in whose honor it is celebrated.

As such, I encourage all Villagers to share with your family, friends or blog readers a reminder about the 'National Moment of Remembrance' as a teaching moment for future generations to learn about the real meaning of the holiday. We want you to keep silent for a minute, exactly at 3.00 pm (local time) on Memorial Day when 'Taps' is played. Use that moment of remembrance to reflect on the glory of those who have shed blood for us.


WillThink4Wine said...

No need to remind my family, we do know the signigicance of Memorial Day. The video was quite moving. Thank you for this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding others what this day means,

"For those of you who knew them I can not propose to tell you how to memorialize them. Other than as a man maybe no more than flesh and blood, Then surely- That which makes flesh and blood a soldier, is no more than a man- and tears."

Crazy Working Mom said...

Very well done, Villager! Sarge will be proud of this post for sure. Great job. Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Manic Memorial Monday from CrAzY Working Mom

Desert Songbird said...

Excellent post. Taps always does me in; my family has a long history of military service.

Travis said...

Thank you for honoring their sacrifice.