It’s not just a 3-day weekend

It’s for remembering.

photo taken at the site of the former Fort Devens Army base near Ayer MA

photo taken at the site of the former Fort Devens Army base near Ayer MA

You cannot imagine how blessed I am feeling today. I don’t want to sound overly dramatic or maudlin, because really, that is not my style. But I can’t help but think of the many families who are not so fortunate as we are this Memorial Day. They can only remember their daughter, son, wife, husband, parent or sibling. Lauren is home safely from Iraq and sometime today, I will call her, just for the incredible gift of hearing her voice.

This is a day, not only to remember, but to honor. Here are the links to a couple of organizations that help those who serve our country through military service, and their families. If you decide to donate to one or both of them this week, please come back and tell me so in the comments – I will add an extra $1 to our own donation for each one of my readers who lets me know they have donated any amount. I’ll leave this offer open until next Monday, when I will let you know the total.





I hope you are enjoying a great day with friends and family, and that you will also spend a bit of time today, remembering those who are missing a loved one.  I thank them for their sacrifices.

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10 Responses to It’s not just a 3-day weekend

  1. I am remembering them today. Great reminder and post!

  2. Daryl says:

    Thanks to all who have served and continue to serve to protect us all

  3. Dawn says:

    This photo brought tears to my eyes. We are blessed to have brave men and women willing to serve in the armed forces to protect our liberties. God bless them all! Thank you for the wonderful reminder!

  4. Ruth Ann says:

    Thanks for the links. I donated to the Wounded Warriors.

  5. Janis says:

    Yep, we remember and we’re flying our flag today. God bless all our protectors.

  6. Flea says:

    Happy Memorial Day, Dlyn, Larry, Lauren and Ellen.

  7. Debbie Jean says:

    Happy Memorial Day!!!

    God Bless~
    Debbie Jean

  8. We are working on a Wounded Warrior project, too. Wonderful post, and Amen.

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  10. annbb says:

    One of the most beautiful photos I’ve ever seen!

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